It is with great sadness that LongeviQuest has to report the passing of Maurilio Montaño Oliver, who was the oldest known living man in Mexico.
Mr. Montaño Oliver passed away in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, on 20 August 2023, at the age of 109 years, 341 days.
Born in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, on 13 September 1913. He was the eldest of five siblings, but only Rebeca, the youngest, is now living, approximately 90 years-old and whom he hadn’t seen for a long time (as of June 2022).
He had eight children, the youngest child was a volunteer lifeguard and died, but seven are still alive and all are between 65 and 79 years old.
He dedicated 54 years of his life to working at the Real del Monte mining company (1929-1983). He joined at 16 years of age and retired at 70. Although he didn’t actually work inside the mines, but in the sampling areas to determine the quality of the metal.
His age has been listed as a pending validation by the Latin American Supercentenarians (LAS) since January 2022, but the validation process was completed later.
Our condolences are extended to the family and friends of Mr. Montaño Oliver.