Morrie Markoff

  • Full name: Morrie Markoff
  • Lifespan: 11.01.1914 – present
  • Age: 110 years
  • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
  • Last residence: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Application date: 11.01.2024
  • Validation date: 18.01.2024
  • Validation source: Dejan Vujić/Oliver Trim/Waclaw Jan Kroczek

Biography

Morrie Markoff entered this world in a New York City tenement on January 11, 1914, overcoming an early challenge when his oldest brother succumbed to the Spanish flu. Although he too fell ill, Markoff managed to survive the ordeal.

Guided by his Russian-born father, he initially trained as a machinist. However, with the onset of the Great Depression, Markoff navigated various jobs before settling into a role as a vacuum repairman. In Los Angeles, California, on November 4, 1938, he exchanged vows with Betty Goldmintz, and together they welcomed two children, Judith Hansen (born 1941) and Steven Markoff.

During World War II, Markoff served as a military machinist and later established a successful business in air conditioning and appliances.

Remarkably, Markoff, who had never received formal training as an artist, held his first gallery showing at the age of 100. Notably, he also had his initial book signing at 103.

As of April 2017, Morrie Markoff boasted five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Tragically, Betty passed away on September 21, 2019, at the age of 103, concluding nearly 81 years of marriage.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Markoff, at 107, demonstrated resilience by receiving both doses of the vaccine, emphasizing the importance of health and well-being.

Markoff secured his place as the world’s oldest known living blogger after the passing of Dagny Carlsson of Sweden, almost reaching the age of 110 on March 24, 2022.

In January 2024, surrounded by well-wishers, Markoff celebrated his 110th birthday, officially attaining supercentenarian status.

Following the passing of 110-year-old Horace Baumer on December 30th 2023, Morrie Markoff claimed the title of the oldest known living man in the United States.

At present, Morrie Markoff resides in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Longevity Recognition

  • Doyen of the USA (30.12.2023 – present)

Validation

The age of Morrie Markoff underwent meticulous examination and verification by Dejan Vujić, Oliver Trim, and Waclaw Jan Kroczek, and was subsequently validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) as of October 10, 2023.

Morrie Markoff, aged 103, signing copies of his book “Keep Breathing” at the LA Times Festival of Books at USC Saturday, 22 April 2017, Booth 35

Morrie Markoff at age 107.

Morrie Markoff at age 108.

Morrie Markoff at age 110.

Morrie Markoff at age 109.

Morrie Markoff in May 1938, with his future wife Betty on their first date in New York/

Morrie Markoff in 1940s, with his wife Betty and their children Judith and Steven.

Morrie Markoff aged 99, with his wife Betty (aged 97) in September 2013.

Morrie Markoff, aged 102, on Betty’s 100th birthday in August 2016.

Morrie Markoff, aged 103, in March 2017.

Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Times.

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