|Ruy de Noronha Goyos|
Ruy de Noronha Goyos on his 108th birthday in 2022
|Birth:||12 March 1914|
Ouro Fino, Minas Gerais, Brazil
|Age:||108 years, 117 days|
Ruy de Noronha Goyos (born 12 March 1914) is a Brazilian centenarian who is currently the oldest known living World War II veteran in Brazil.
Ruy de Noronha Goyos was born in Ouro Fino, Minas Gerais, Brazil on 12 March 1914. His parents were Elisaldo Ferreira Goyos and Maria Ferreira Goyos.
During World War II, he was a member of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force in the war theater of Italy, and served in the 9th Engineering Battalion.
He married Maria Celia Lopes de Almeida in Presidente Alves, Sao Paulo, Brazil on 18 December 1948. The couple had five children: including Maria Aparecida (born 1949), Ruy (born 1951), Gil (born 1955), and Maria Lucia (born 1957). He worked at the Sao Paulo State Department of Agriculture until he retired.
He drove a car until the age of 98. His wife Maria Celia still alive as of August 2013.
As of April 2020, he has seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In May 2021, he was reported as the oldest known living World War II veteran in Brazil.
Ruy de Noronha Goyos currently lives in Galia, Sao Paulo State, Brazil, at the age of 108 years, 117 days.
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