Ante Toni Beritic
Birth: 14 January 1895
Vrboska, Kingdom of Dalmatia, Austria-Hungary (present-day Croatia)
Death: 27 July 2002
Vrboska, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
Age: 107 years, 194 days
Country: CroatiaCRO
Centenarian

Ante Toni Beritic (14 January 1895 – 27 July 2002) was a Croatian centenarian who was considered to be the oldest man who passed away in Croatia, until his age was surpassed by Josip Krsul on 23 June 2019.

Biography

Beritic was born on 14 January 1895 in the village of Vrboska, Kingdom of Dalmatia, Austria-Hungary (present-day Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia). He was born in a poor family. At the age of 18, he moved to the United States where he lived for 10 years. Firstly, he moved to Alaska and worked as a fisherman. In 1923, he moved back to his birthplace.

For some time, he worked in the hospitality industry in Vrboska and as a teacher of English in the primary school of Vrbanj. The knowledge of the English language enabled him to work as translator for US General during World War II. After that, he worked in a school in Split. He organized numerous courses and retired in 1950.

His wife, Vinka, passed away in 1997 at the age of 88. At the time of his death, his granddaughter owned the caffe bar called "Nono Toni" in the village of Vrboska, which is named after Toni.

Beritic passed away on 27 July 2002 in the village of Vrboska, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia at the claimed age of 107 years, 194 days.

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