Banker who lived to 109 credited unlisted number
JERMYN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania banker and philanthropist who said the key to his longevity was having an unlisted phone number has died at age 109.
Leo Moskovitz would have turned 110 on Dec. 8. A funeral director says Moskovitz died Monday.
Moskovitz founded First National Bank of Jermyn and served as its president until 1993. The University of Scranton commemorated Moskovitz’s support by naming a theater for him and wife Ann.
Moskovitz joked that he lived so long because God couldn’t find his name in the phone book. He also said he ate either oatmeal or eggs for breakfast, but wasn’t sure if that’s why he’s lived so long.
He said if he knew the secret, he’d patent it.