By COLlive reporter
R’ Dovid Daniel Malka, owner of a long-time take-out restaurant and catering service in Crown Heights, passed away Sunday, Tishrei 25, 5772.
He was 58 and suffered from a long illness.
His food business on Carroll Street was frequented by many locals on Fridays, picking up fresh and steamy Shabbos dishes and getting to taste from them even before getting home.
Malka, a chossid and warm person, got his big break when he was trusted with cooking in the Rebbe’s private home for the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson OBM. He later cooked for Oholei Torah Mesivta.
“He didn’t talk if he didn’t have to,” one family friend described him. “He gave lots of tzedakah and helped many people without everyone knowing about it.”
Malka celebrated his birthday during Sukkos and has a daughter that is getting married this coming month.
He is survived by his wife Chana Malka (nee Goldshmidt) and children Rabbi Yossi Malka – California; Nechami Deutsch – Crown Heights; Esty Klein – Miami, FL; Rochel Druk – Cancun; Zisi Malka – Crown Heights; and grandchildren.
The levaya will take place Monday, October 24 from Shomrei Hadas Chapels at 10:00 AM, it will pass by the Rebbe’s home and at 10:45 AM pass by 770 Eastern Parkway on its way to the burial at the Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens.
Shiva will be held in the Malka residence – 440 Brooklyn Avenue #2G Brooklyn, NY.
The family asks that people not come after 10pm.
They have also set up an email address for people to send memories and condolences: [email protected]
Baruch Dayan Haemes.