LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Viorica Hogaș. She was born on 9 February 1915 and passed away in Suceava, Romania on 25 November 2023, at the age of 108. She was a wife and a mother to 1 daughter. Hogaş worked for a while as a teacher and raised her only child as best she knew, even though there were days when she had nothing to eat.
Hogaș was the oldest known woman in Romania, following the death of 109-year-old Maria Mihai on 2 February 2022. At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest known living person in Romania, behind Ilie Ciocan (born 1913).
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Viorica Hogaș.
LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Katsuko Tago. She was born in Ōmachi, Nagano Prefecture, Japan on 28 March 1910 and passed away in Higashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan on 1 December 2023 at 113 years, 248 days. At the time of her death, Tago was the oldest living person in Tokyo, Japan.
Katsuko Tago assisted her father in running a kimono shop for several years before relocating to Tokyo. In Tokyo, she got married, and the couple had seven children. Tago played the role of a supportive housewife while her husband pursued a career as a bank branch manager.
Tago maintained an active lifestyle for over 90 years. She participated in a monthly doll-making class in her hometown. She continued expressing her creativity through crafting dolls and carving wood until the age of 103. Unfortunately, a femur fracture required her to undergo surgery. She persevered and regained her ability to walk through rehabilitation. However, two years later, another fracture led her to receive care in a nursing home.
Tago believed that her favorite strawberry-flavored chocolate was the secret to her longevity, and she ate it every day.
Her family and nursing home staff said that she lived her life with her ideas and opinions and always made all her daily decisions on her own. Until she was about 110 years old, she called her family every day to update them on what was happening at her nursing home.
Mrs. Tago’s sad news was directly confirmed through her family.
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Katsuko Tago.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Aiko Ōkubo at 110 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian born on 28 January 1913 in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
In 1934, she was married to a technical civil engineering officer from the Ministry of Home Affairs (now the Home Ministry of Japan). She had four children with him.
In 1938, the family travelled across the sea to live in Manchuria, Northeastern China, which was a puppet state of the Japanese empire. Aside from enduring extreme temperatures during winter, the family also had to endure too many hardships such as their 20 km walk to Dashiqiao. They even got bundled into a freight train going north wherein they jump off the train because they don’t know where they are going. After a long, perilous journey in China, the family managed to get into a boat bound for Japan. They arrived at Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture, in June 1946.
Aiko tried to return to her hometown in Mito but found it completely burned down. On the other hand, her husband’s family was safe and unharmed, and so he inherited his family’s construction business.
Aiko travelled around Japan to visit nursing homes and give talks about her experiences. She would also play her Nagoya harp for them. Aiko did this until she was 104 years old.
Mrs. Ōkubo was proud that she was able to raise fine and well-rounded children despite the hardships that they had to go through in China. One became a university professor, the other became a doctor, and the third managed a private elderly care facility.
Mrs. Ōkubo passed away on 22 September 2023 in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please visit Aiko Ōkubo’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Andrée Guyon. She was born in the commune of Aize, Indre Department, Centre-Val de Loire Region, France on 6 June 1911. She passed away in Saint-Éliph, Eure-et-Loir Department, Centre-Val de Loire Region, France, on 25 November 2023, at the age of 112 years. Following her passing, Lucienne Moreau succeeded her as the oldest living resident of the Centre-Val de Loire Region. At the time of her death, Guyon was the third-oldest living person in France, behind Marie-Rose Tessier and Andrée Bertoletto. Her age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).
Guyon got married in 1937 and had two daughters. She moved to Saint-Éliph in 1941 and worked as a cook for a family in Champrond-en-Gâtine, while her husband managed the forestry estate. She continued to work as a cook until she was 99 and moved back to Saint-Éliph.
In June 2011, she celebrated her 100th birthday with 80 family members. As a centenarian, she had six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. In the winter of 2015, Guyon underwent a leg amputation and required a wheelchair. However, she remained optimistic and attributed her longevity to good humor and hard work. At the age of 108, she was still interested in the news from France and around the world.
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Andrée Guyon.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Nobue Tanaka of Japan at age 110. She was born in Japan on 27 March 1912. In September 2021, she was reported as the oldest living person in Fukui Prefecture.
Nobue Tanaka passed away in Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, on 17 February 2023, at the age of 110 years, 327 days.
LongeviQuest congratulates Nobue Tanaka’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Tanaka’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Simonne Leduc at 111 years old. She was a Canadian supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Quebec at the time of her death.
Leduc was born on 31 October 1911 Saint-Timothée, Quebec, Canada.
At some point in her life, she married Orphir Leduc with whom she had three children with.
Simonne passed away on 26 October 2023 in Laval, Quebec, Canada.
For more information, please visit Simonne Leduc’s Directory Profile here.
It is with a heavy heart for LongeviQuest to share that Herbert Wolding passed away at 111 years old. He was an American supercentenarian known as the oldest living man in Wisconsin at the time of his death.
Mr. Wolding founded H.O. Wolding Inc. in 1935 where he started a single-man milk route and made it grow into a large dry van truckload company with more than 320 trucks today. Trucking news platform, CDLLife, reported Herbert’s passing last week.
LongeviQuest also confirmed that Herbert Wolding passed away on 17 November 2023 at the age of 111 years old. At the time of his death, he was oldest-validated living man in Wisconsin and in the whole United States.
Born on 15 October 1912, Herbert was born to Norwegian parents and had at least one brother. He attended Amherst High School until eighth grade but never graduated. He left school to assist his family with their business.
He recently celebrated his 111th birthday in Portgage, Wisconsin, USA, on 15 October 2023. Unfortunately, Mr. Wolding passed away last week, 17 November 2023 in Nelsonville, Wisconsin, USA.
LongeviQuest sends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mr. Herbert.
For more information, please visit Herbert Wolding’s Directory Profile here.
The oldest living Italian woman, Domenica Ercolani, passed away in Pesaro in the region of Marche, on 17 November 2023, at the age of 113.
Born in Urbino, Marche, Italy, on 3 July 1910, she got married at some point and raised her children as a housewife while her husband worked a station manager.
On 7 May 2022, she became the oldest known living person in Italy, succeeding Angela Tiraboschi upon her passing. Subsequently, she became the oldest person ever to reside in the region of Marche. At the time of her passing, she was sixth-oldest living person in Europe and was the 12th-oldest person ever to pass away in Italy.
LongeviQuest sends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Ercolani.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Hanayo Hashimoto at 110 years old.
She was a Japanese supercentenarian born on 30 September 1912 in Japan.
On 8 October 2022, she became the oldest living person in Okayama Prefecture, Japan, after Midori Tada passed away.
Hashimoto passed away on 19 May 2023 in Tsuyama, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please visit Hanayo Hashimoto’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Tokie Nakayama at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian considered as the oldest living person in Hiroshima Prefecture.
Tokie was born on 5 June 1912 in Japan.
Nakayama passed away on 16 September 2023 in a nursing home in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please visit Tokie Nakayama’s Directory Profile here.