R’ Mendel Plotkin, a husband and father of 9 from the Chabad community in Toronto, passed away on Shabbos, 6 Iyar, 5782.
He was 43.
Mendel was a devoted husband and father, together with his wife they were raising a true Yidishe, chasidishe family.
He served as a mashgiach in Yeshivas Lubavitch of Toronto for many years. He also opened a discounted grocery store to assist melamdim and people in need.
He was an exemplary proud Chossid who was active in spreading Chasidus, the Rebbe’s horaos and a tremendous Bal Chesed. In his quiet and unassuming manner he helped hundreds with their financial challenges.
Mendel fell ill last week and was hospitalized in the ICU.
Many around the world recited tehillim for his recovery.
He passed away on Shabbos morning.
He is survived by his wife Goldie (nee Wolosow) and 9 children.
He is also survived by his parents Mayer and Sarah Leah Plotkin and siblings, Miriam Notik – Montreal, Rivkie Bogomilsky – New Jersey, Shterny Raskin – Montreal, Levi Plotkin – Crown Heights, Shmarya Plotkin – Montreal, Nechama Dinah Lipskier – Crown Heights, Yosef Plotkin – North Carolina and Malka Michla Perlow – Crown Heights.
The Levaya will take place today, Sunday, leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 2:00 PM (family only) and passing by 770 at 3:15 PM.
Shiva will be at 555 Crown Street #1E.
Please note specific scheduling because there are little children involved, this is factoring in their schedule of dinner and bedtime.
Updated shiva info:
Please respect the family’s wishes and respect the hours.
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes – Menachem Mendel ben Mayer Yaakov.