World’s oldest man passes away in NY at 112

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(PIX11) – The world’s oldest man, Alustiano Sanchez-Blazquez, passed away in Grand Island, New York Friday, according to the Associated Press. He was 112-years-old.

Sanchez-Blazquez, nicknamed “Shorty,” was born in the Spanish village El Tejado de Bejar on June 8. 1901. He moved to Cuba then immigrated to United States in 1920. He worked in the coalmines of Lynch, Kentucky before moving to Niagra Falls.

He was married in 1934 to wife Pearl Chiasera. They were married for 54 years before she passed away in 1988.

He became the world’s oldest man when Jiroemon Kimura died in June at 116-years-old.

Sanchez-Blazquez told the AP in July, “I’m an old man and let’s leave it at that.”

He his survived by two children, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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  • Renee Johnson Acosta

    MY MOM HAS AN UNCLE IN BROOKLYN NAMED ERNEST PERONNEAU. HE IS 111 YEARS OLD. HE HAS LED A VERY INTERESTING LIFE.

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