By COLlive reporter
A large crowd of family members, friends and residents of Crown Heights participated bid farewell to one of the neighborhood’s most iconic individuals.
The funeral for R’ Berel Raskin, a fishmonger whose small shop became a world-renowned commercial enterprise, took place on Sunday.
Many remember his smiling profile seen in his storefront on Kingston Avenue and on his staple gefilte fish logs that were sold all around the world.
Participants first arrived at Shomrei Hadas Chaples in Boro Park, with a larger crowd standing outside 770 Eastern Parkway.
He was 85, having stood behind the counter and serving his customers for over 50 years and raising a large Chabad family.
He is survived by his wife Esther (nee Lipsker), and children Aaron Leib Raskin (Crown St.) – Crown Heights, Yossi Raskin – Crown Heights, Shloime Raskin – Crown Heights, Brocha Richler – Los Angeles, CA, Bassie Komar – Crown Heights, Chanie Greene – Rochester, MN, Doba Rimler – Crown Heights and Shaina Moss – Israel, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his brothers R’ Michel Raskin, R’ Dovid Laine, and R’ Benzion Raskin, all of Crown Heights.
Shiva will take place at 395 Crown Street
3 minyanim needed
Mincha bizmano followed by Maariv.
The family requests to refrain from coming between 1:00 and 3:00 PM