Valoy Ortiz at age of 108
|Birth:||20 November 1911|
Colonia Larranaga, Soriano, Uruguay
|Age:||110 years, 67 days|
Felix "Valoy" Ortiz Galban (born 20 November 1911) is 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.
Valoy was married on July 12, 1952 to Violeta Paven. They were married until Violeta's death on March 7, 2015. The couple had 3 children, Roberto, Graciela and Cristina.
At age 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 age 106, he still has no issue standing, although used the walker for walking longer distances. By the time of his 108th birthday 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.
Valoy Ortiz currently lives in Trinidad, Flores Department, Uruguay, at the age of 110 years, 67 days.
- Emotividad en la primer jornada de la Expo Prado 2013 Todo el campo, 5 September 2013
- Don Valoy come dos huevos fritos en el desayuno EL PAÍS Uruguay, 18 November 2015
- 105 years old Facebook, 5 June 2016
- 108th birthday Facebook, 20 November 2019
- 109th birthday Facebook, 20 November 2020
- Juan Lechini passed away shortly after the age of 106, 17 March 2021
- Valoy Ortiz 109 años , se vacuno en Durazno Francisco Cabrera (Twitter), 6 May 2021
- Muy feliz cumpleaños Valoy Ortiz ,el más longevo de la familia ,que disfruten su día con hijos y nietos ,abrazos grandes Maria Arballo Ortiz (Facebook), 20 November 2021
- 110th Birthday Facebook Post, 20 November 2021