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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
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Sakari Momoi (5 February 1903 – 5 July 2015) was a validated Japanese supercentenarian, who was the oldest living man in the world from the death of Alexander Imich on 8 June 2014 until his own death on 5 July 2015.

biography

Momoi was born 5 February 1903 in Fukushima city. In Fukushima Soma County (now Minami Soma), he served as the first president of Hanawa Fukushima Prefectural Technical High School. He also erved as the Yono high school principal (Prefectural later) Choritsu, and Yono Chamber of Commerce executive director. In 1928, Momoi married his wife, Tamiko, with whom he had five children. Tamiko died in 1989. He liked reading, especially Chinese poetry, and also practiced calligraphy. 

Momoi became the oldest living man in Japan following the death of the 111 year-old Jokichi Ikarashi on 23 July 2013. He became the oldest living man in the world on 8 June, following the death of Alexander Imich who was only one day older than him.

Momoi died from a chronic renal disease on 5 July 2015, aged 112 years, 150 days. Following his death, Yasutaro Koide became the oldest living man in the world.

References


Japan's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Ikumatsu Matsuura • Masakichi Kai • Goro Usuyama • Shizuo Jinjiang • Kokuzo Iwate • Eisaku Takada • Hisaharu Arai • Chojiro Goto • Yozotaro Yoshikawa • Masutaro Sato • Takataro Hiragushi • Mataichi Ono • Shotaro Tanaka • Rinzo Shimizu • Koji Onishi • Inasaku Abe • Mokotaru Osada • Eiju Tsuru • Kiichi Fujiwara • Nisaburo Matsuyama • Shimetaro Hara • Gihei Oka • Gengan Tonaki • Denzo Ishizaki • Sadayoshi Tanabe • Yukichi Chuganji • Kameni Nakamura • Minsho Ozawa • Totaro Murakami • Kohachi Shigetaka • Nijiro Tokuda • Tomoji Tanabe • Jiroemon Kimura • Jokichi Ikarashi • Sakari Momoi • Yasutaro Koide • Masamitsu Yoshida • Masazo NonakaChitetsu Watanabe


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

Sylvester Melvin • Joseph Saint-Amour • William Fullingim • John Mosley 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 • Francisco Nunez Olivera • Masazo Nonaka

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