|Birth:||23 July 1905|
Dej, Cluj County, Austria-Hungary (now Romania)
|Death:||15 January 2014|
Turnu, Arad County, Romania
|Age:||108 years, 176 days|
Gheorghe Covaci (23 July 1905 – 15 January 2014) was a Romanian centenarian who at the time of his death was the oldest known living man in Romania, and perhaps the oldest known living person in Romania at the time of his death.
Gheorghe Covaci was born in Dej, Cluj County, Austria-Hungary (now Romania) on 23 July 1905. In 1940, he was enrolled in the army and participated on the Eastern Front in the battles from Cahul (today belongs to the Republic of Moldova). After 23 August 1944, he participated on the western front for the liberation of Transylvania and the battles for the liberation of Budapest.
After the end of the World War II, he worked on repairing the Cluj-Turda railway and on other yards for three years. Then he returned home to Arad, where he worked for retirement at the Arad Sugar Factory. In 2004, he moved to Turnu.
Covaci married Bizo Maria in 1931, with whom he had a child.
Covaci died in Arad County, Romania on 15 January 2014 at the age of 108 years, 176 days. At the time of his death, he had four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Following his death, then 108-year-old Traian Grancea became the oldest known living man and person in Romania.
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