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Pennsylvania man, 109, cites unlisted number for longevity

LAST UPDATED: 04:42 a.m. HST, Dec 10, 2013

JERMYN, Pa. » What's the secret to a long life? Having an unlisted number.

That's according to Leo Moskovitz, who just turned 109. The northeastern Pennsylvania resident jokes that God can't find him because his name has never appeared in the phone book.

The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports Moskovitz celebrated his birthday with friends and family at a restaurant on Sunday.

People curious about his longevity often ask Moskovitz about his diet. He says he switches between oatmeal and eggs for breakfast -- but isn't sure if that's why he's lived so long.

He says, "If I knew what the secret was, I'd patent it."

Moskovitz and his 87-year-old wife, Ann, have been married for 45 years. They live in Jermyn

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HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Just a coincidence as we all like to live long, except just as the couple from Sacramento recently who had identical triplets, the odds of living to 109 is extremely rare. My grandmother passed away because she loved gardening and due to her age at 93, she slipped and konked her head on the solid rock ground, went into a coma, and we had to let her to, that is, "pull the plug". My mother had more suffering before passing away at age 83. She endured pnurmonia as a consequence of bladder cancer surgery. I
on December 10,2013 | 07:13AM
cojef wrote:
Cardio-vascular exercise daily for 1/2 an hour and always included fruits and vegetables in your diet. Hawaii has an abundance of fresh fruits and veggies, and most of all avoid the intake of sugar. Passed my 88th and don't give a rat's a-- about anything. Anytime is okay with me. Ornery, yes!!
on December 10,2013 | 08:15AM
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