World's oldest Jew dies at the age of 113

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Evelyn Kozak, the world's oldest Jewish person died this week at the age of 113, officials said.

Kozak, a New York native who survived two strokes and the Spanish flu, suffered a fatal heart attack Tuesday, the British publication The Jewish Chronicle reported.


She was buried in Queens.

Kozak, who attributed her longevity to a healthy lifestyle, was named the seventh-oldest person in the world; the oldest person, Jiroemon Kimura of Japan, died, Wednesday at 116.

Kozak is survived by three of her five children, 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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