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Ruth Mendelson
Ruth Mendelson
Ruth Mendelson at 104.
Birth: 28 March 1910
New York City, New York State, USA
Death: 20 November 2020
Los Angeles, California, USA
Age: 110 years, 238 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Ruth Mendelson (28 March 1910 – 20 November 2020) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Ruth Mendelson was born in New York City, New York State, USA on 28 March 1910. She married in 1932 and moved to Los Angeles five years later. Her son Earl Bender, says longevity runs in their family — Mendelson’s mother and father lived to 101 and 92, respectively, and were married for 76 years, while her younger brother lived to 97 and a cousin until the age of 104.

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, Mendelson’s birthday had to be modified to keep her safe. Mendelson’s family and friends brought signs; orange, pink and yellow tulips; and sang “happy birthday” to her from outside a window. Inside, a portrait of Mendelson was signed by her loved ones, and cupcakes in covered containers were waiting for her.

Ruth Mendelson passed away on 20 November 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA, at the age of 110 years, 238 days.