By COLlive reporter
R’ Shloime Drimmer, a businessman and community activist in Crown Heights who was a donor to many people and causes, passed away on Thursday, 11 Iyar, 5782.
He was 71.
R’ Shloime was the son of Holocaust survivors, and grew up in Crown Heights, attending Lubavitch Yeshiva.
He was the proprietor of Drimmer’s Judaica store on Kingston Avenue in the 80s and 90s which in later years grew to a large appliance business in Brooklyn. He helped many people through his business.
He was a great baal chesed who helped many. All day long, people from all over the world would visit his home in Crown Heights for help and assistance, and he donated to them freely, and greeting all with a smile.
He was a direct descendant of the famed posek R’ Shloime Drimmer, which he was very proud of. He loved learning Torah and collecting Seforim, and supported reprinting of rare seforim.
R’ Shloime was a community activist, who was a member of the Crown Heights Vaad Hakohol for some years, and worked very hard to make peace in the community. He generously supported the Rabbonim of Crown Heights and was involved in many communal causes.
He was a devoted Chosid, who donated to many Chabad causes. After the Siyum Harambam one year, the Rebbe requested that Rabbi Shmuel Butman, Chairman of the global siyum Harambam, prepare a beautiful album to commemorate the annual Siyum. The project was very costly, and R’ Shloime sponsored the entire project, which was then presented to the Rebbe.
He is survived by his wife Chaya and children, Levi Drimmer – Miami, FL, Henny Preger – Five Towns, NY, Devorie Piekarski– Crown Heights, Raizel Drimmer – Crown Heights and Avrohom Drimmer – Crown Heights.
He is also survived by his sister, Ruth Gilad.
The levaya will take place today, Thursday, passing by 770 at 3:45 pm and burial at Old Montefiore at 4:45 pm.
Shiva will be at 396 Crown Street
7:00 am, 9:00 am
2 minyanim at 1:30
9:00 am, 10:00 am
8:00 am, 9:00 am
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.