By COLlive reporter
R’ Meir Abitan, a member of the Chabad community in Los Angeles, passed away suddenly on Thursday, 21 Sivan 5774.
He was 64.
A talented craftsman, he would create beautiful wood work that adorned local shuls, Jewish schools as well as private homes.
He had a central role in the Beis Menachem shul in Los Angeles and was known for inviting guests to his home and giving charity.
“He touched many people with his giving heart and always had simcha,” a friend said, adding that Abitan had strong hishkashrus to the Rebbe.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Chana Abitan and their children Shlomie Abitan, Shalom Abitan and Dovid Moshe Abitan.
Burial and shiva will be held in Israel.
A memorial service will take place on Sunday, 24 Sivan/June 22, 8:00 AM at the Chevra Kadisha Mortuary, 7832 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046.
Baruch dayan haemes.