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Juozas Mereckas, Lithuania’s Oldest Person, Dies at 109

LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Juozas Mereckas. He was born on 26 Jan 1914 and passed away in Rumšiškės, Kaišiadorys district, Kaunas County, Lithuania on 7 Jan 2024 at the age of 109 years, 346 days.

Mereckas was a father of 4 children. He was looked after by one of his daughters. He spent summers at his home in Kaišiadorys district, Dovainonys, and winters in Kaunas with relatives.

Undated.
(Source: https://zmones.15min.lt/naujiena/mire-vyriausias-lietuvos-gyventojas-juozas-mereckas-netrukus-jam-butu-sueje-110-metu-Ye5KnGzZVbk)

Mereckas was one of the heroes of Edita Kabaraitė’s documentary “100 Years Together,” created in 2018. This film became the most-watched Lithuanian film of that year’s “Kino pavasaris” festival.

LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mr. Juozas Mereckas.

 

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