Filiberto Puc
Filiberto Puc
Birth: 22 August 1907
Yucatan, Mexico
Death: 21 January 2018
Yucatan, Mexico
Age: 110 years, 152 days
Country: MexicoMEX
Unvalidated

Filiberto Puc (22 August 1907 – 21 January 2018) was a Mexican supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Early life

Filiberto was born on 22 August 1907 in Dzidzantun, Yucatan to Dionisia Puc. At the age of 14, he met a man named Mr. Avila who taught him “corte de penca” (to harvest the plant of henequen), a job that he performed for a long time.

He married Maximina May on 8 October 1927. Couple had ten children (two deceased): Miguel, Paula, Denise, Teodora, Ismael, Guadalupe, Elda and Angela. All of his life he worked in the field alternating the activities of the cultivation of henequen and of vegetables.

Late life

His wife passed away in 1970s. Even in his 100s, he was able to ride a bicycle. He claimed that there is no secret for his longevity: "There are no formulas, it is about having a simple life, work, eat well, sleep well, not drink liquor, brandy, or those things, and much less smoking". Filiberto was a grandfather of politician Cornelio Aguilar Puc. On his 107th birthday, he had eight living children, 40 grandchildren and over 100 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Puc died in Dzidzantun, Yucatan, on 21 January 2018 at the age of 110 years, 152 days. He lived with his granddaughter Nilvia Cortes Puc.

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