It is with a heavy heart for LongeviQuest to announce the death of Slovakia’s oldest citizen, Gizela Dvončová at 106 years old.
Mrs. Gizela Dvončová was born on 7 December 1916, Partizanske, Trencin Region of Slovakia (known as Austria-Hungary at the time of her birth). She started devoting her whole life to folklore and theater at the young age of 16 years old as she deeply expresses her love for singing. Basically, singing to herself everywhere and anywhere plus having a good mood always, are the secrets for her longevity.
Mrs. Dvončová was very active when it came to her passion. It was shown when she took part in a singing competition when she was 99 years old. She was also strong willed as she participated in the Slovak parliamentary election in February 2020 when she was 103 years old. Mrs. Dvončová even stated that she understands politics very well since she was younger and that she always encouraged her family to also vote.
Mrs. Dvončová became the oldest known living person in Slovakia on 1 May 2022 when the 106-year-old Margita Bindasova passed away.
Mrs. Gizela Dvončová passed away on 28 May 2023 in the very place she was born, in Partizanske, Trencin Region, Slovakia. She was a centenarian whose age is not yet validated by LongeviQuest. It is not yet known who the new oldest living person in Slovakia is, but the title might be at the hands of Ilona Szekér, a 105-year-old centenarian from the city of Nitra.
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Gizela Dvončová.