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George Aszodi
George Aszodi
Birth: 30 August 1905
Kecskemet, Bacs-Kiskun, Austria-Hungary (present-day Hungary)
Death: 23 July 2013
Fetcham, Surrey, England, UK
Age: 107 years, 327 days
Country: HungaryHUNUnited Kingdom UK
Centenarian

George Aszodi [Hungarian: Aszódi György] (30 August 1905 – 23 July 2013) was a Hungarian-British centenarian who was one of oldest known living men in the United Kingdom at the time of his death.

Biography

George Aszodi was born in Kecskemet, Bacs-Kiskun, Austria-Hungary (present-day Hungary) on 30 August 1905 at 2:30 AM. His parents were Jozsef Aszodi and Jozsefne Aszodi (née Janka Schiffer).

He worked as a merchant (mainly a fruit exporter). In the 1920s and 1930s, he travelled across Europe. He was present at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

During the World War II, he moved to the United Kingdom. He was naturalized in 1948. A year later, at the age of 44, he married Yolanda (who was 20 years to his junior). The couple had at least one daughter Joanna Speirs (aged 62 in September 2012).

He retired in 1977 and moved to Fetcham in 1982. Yolanda died in 2007 at the age of 82, after almost 60 years of marriage.

At the age of 106, he still made walks in his garden and made his lunch himself. Aszodi said fruit and lobster were the main reasons for his long life.

Aszodi died in Fetcham, Surrey, England, UK on 23 July 2013 at the age of 107 years, 327 days.

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