MALLORCA’S oldest man has died aged 106. Antoni Mut Pol was born in Palma and lived in the Son Sardina neighbourhood.
For 90 years he worked for the family that owned the shoe factory Calzados Alba, where he began as a child as an apprentice shoemaker after his father and two of his six brothers immigrated to Uruguay in the early 20th Century.
His mother and four sisters undertook embroidery work to make ends meet.
After military service in North Africa, Antoni married Maria Oliver and was promoted to manager at the shoe factory.
The factory ceased activity in the 70s, but Antoni continued to work for the owner in the offices of a company dedicated to building and promoting properties.
Antoni said on his 105th birthday that he had never been sick and had never smoked, but he did enjoy a glass of wine with a good meal finished off with a cup of coffee.
He also loved to dance. His family said that Antoni was a man of habit and stuck to his schedule like clockwork, even when retired. Despite living to the ripe age of 106, Antoni is said to have had a good memory.