Gerontology Wiki
Valoy Ortiz
Valoy Ortiz
Ortiz at the age of 110
Birth: 20 November 1911
Colonia Larranaga, Soriano, Uruguay
Death: 18 March 2022
Trinidad, Flores, Uruguay
Age: 110 years, 118 days
Country: UruguayURU

Felix "Valoy" Ortiz Galban [Spanish: Félix Ortíz] (20 November 1911 – 18 March 2022) was a Uruguayan supercentenarian who is the oldest known man ever from Uruguay, as well as the first to reach 110. His age is currently unvalidated by Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Valoy Ortiz was born in Colonia Larranaga, Cardona, Soriano Department, Uruguay on 20 November 1911.

He started working as a small agricultural producer and later owned rural establishments in the Flores and Durazno departments.

Ortiz married Violeta Paven on 12 July 1952. They were married until Violeta's death on 7 March 2015. The couple had three children: Roberto, Graciela, and Cristina.

At the age of 104, he was still riding a horse. In November 2015, he met with Juan Lechini (1913–2019), an old friend he hadn't seen in close to 90 years. At the age of 106, he still had no issue standing, although used the walker for walking longer distances. By the time of his 108th birthday in 2019, he had begun using a wheelchair.

On 6 May 2021 at the age of 109, Ortiz Galban was vaccinated against COVID-19, making him one of the oldest known people to receive the vaccine.

On 28 July 2021 at the age of 109 years, 250 days, Ortiz Galban has reached the age of Daniel Romano (1905–2015), and he became the oldest known man ever from Uruguay.

He celebrated his 110th birthday in November 2021 and became the first known male supercentenarian from Uruguay.

Ortiz died in Trinidad, Flores Department, Uruguay, on 18 March 2022 at the age of 110 years, 118 days.