Vincenzo Izzillo on his 105th birthday.
|Birth:||29 July 1883|
Benevento, Benevento, Italy
|Death:||23 January 1994|
|Age:||110 years, 178 days|
Vincenzo Izzillo (29 July 1883 – 23 January 1994) was a validated Italian-American supercentenarian.
He was born near Naples in a town called Benevento to parents Carmine and Jennie Izzillo.
In 1902, he emigrated to Brooklyn, New York, United States. He worked as a taylor there. At age 40, he married a woman named Adeline. The couple had a son named Carmine, who later would marry a woman with the same name as Vincenzo’s mother (Jennie). Vincenzo retired at age 75. He subsequently moved to Palm Coast, Florida.
At age 104, Izzillo was still able to stand up and cut his own birthday cake. On his 105th birthday, it was mentioned that he watched television frequently, while admitting that most shows were "junk." He recieved attention from Willard Scott and Ronald Reagan amongst others. The city of his residence, Bunnell, titled his birthday as the "Vincenzo Izzillo's day". He was wheelchaired but in good mental health. He stated that he misses his home country every now and then.
Izzillo died on 23 January 1994, at the age of 110 years, 178 days.