World’s Oldest Man Dies at 112 Years of Age

This happened a week ago, and I meant to post a blog about it then, but didn’t get to it. So am doing it now. Better late than never… The following teaser is from an article by Hannah Dreyfus that was posted in the September 15, 2013 edition of

Salustiano Sanchez Blazquez of Grand Island, New York, died on Friday at age 112. He had been named the world’s oldest man by the Guinness World Records after his birthday in June. He passed away quietly at a nursing home in Grand Island according to Robert Young, senior gerontology consultant with Guinness World Records.

The super-centenarian stepped into the title when his predecessor, Jiroemon Kimura of Japan, died on June 12 at age 116….

Read the full article.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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