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Sakari Momoi
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Birth: 5 February 1903
Fukushima, Japan
Death: 5 July 2015
Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Age: 112 years, 150 days
Country: JAP FlagJPN
Validated

Sakari Momoi (5 February 1903 – 5 July 2015) was a verified Japanese supercentenarian, who was at the time of death, the oldest living male in the world from the death of Alexander Imich on 8 June 2014 (who was only 1 day older than him) and also the oldest man in Japan since the death of Jokichi Ikarashi on 23 July 2013 until his own death on 5 July 2015 from kidney failure. He was the oldest living person in Saitama City, and the 30th oldest living person and is the 25th oldest verified man ever. After his death, Yasutaro Koide took over as the new validated oldest living man.

Life

Sakari Momoi was born 5 February 1903 in Fukushima city, and relocated to Saitama City where he later died.In Fukushima Soma County (now Minami Soma), he served as the first president of Hanawa Fukushima Prefectural Technical High School. Served as the Yono high school principal (Prefectural later) Choritsu, and Yono Chamber of Commerce executive director. In 1928, he married his late wife Tamiko and had five children. They would frequently travel around before she died in 1989. In September 2012, in the respect for the old people of the city, he received a courtesy call of the city staff at the hospital in the hospital as the oldest of the city, he was answering it in full dress. In September 2013, he was reported to be doing well and was eating three meals a day. He became the oldest living man in Japan upon the death of the 111-years old Jokichi Ikarashi on 23 July 2013. On 8 June 2014 he became the world's oldest living man after the death of Alexander Imich. He liked reading, especially chinese poetry and would also draw and practice calligraphy. 

Death

Sakari Momoi died on 8:45 PM Japan time in Saitama from a chronic renal disease.

References



World's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • TE)

Sylvester Melvin • Joseph Saint-Amour • William Fullingim • John Mosly Turner
Friedrich Wedeking • Frederick Butterfield • Jean Teillet • Charlie Nelson • Charlie Phillips • Mathew Beard • Joe Thomas • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Alphaeus Philemon Cole • John Evans • Henri Perignon • James Wiggins • Frederick Frazier • Josep Armengol-Jover • Christian Mortensen • Johnson Parks • Walter Richardson • Denzo Ishizaki • Antonio Urrea-Hernandez • John Painter • Antonio Todde • Yukichi Chuganji • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Fred Hale • Emiliano Mercado del Toro • Tomoji Tanabe • Henry Allingham • Walter Breuning • Jiroemon Kimura • Salustiano Sanchez • Arturo Licata • Alexander Imich • Sakari Momoi • Yasutaro Koide • Israel Kristal

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