By COLlive reporter
R’ Tzion Yakubov, a longtime Crown Heights resident and owner of a popular bakery, Kingston Bake Shop in Crown Heights, passed away on Thursday, 6 Elul, 5782.
He was 63.
R’ Tzion was a proud Bucharian Jew who was born in Tajikistan. He moved to the United States in 1989, and settled in Crown Heights.
He was a longtime congregant of FREE Shul in Crown Heights.
R’ Tzion was a known fixture in Crown Heights, who warmly greeted customers to his bakery, which he founded 15 years ago.
R’ Tzion was known for his kindness and warmth, and for always greeting others with a smile.
In recent years he battled a terrible illness.
He is survived by his wife, Adina, and children Yosef and his wife Tanya, Lillian Leah, Hava, Mazal Tzivya, Schneur Zalman, Dov-Ber Asher, and grandchildren Baruch Rafael, Noa Leah, Tehila, and Māori.
The Levaya will take place tomorrow, Friday, passing by FREE Shul at 10:30 am and 770 at 10:45 am.
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes – Tzion ben Yosef.
Bde! A real tzadik!! May his neshama have an aliya.
Boruch Dayan hoemes
I am so sorry for your loss
Always had a warm smile something I won’t forget. Even As as a child growing up in free Shul. He will be missed dearly. Sending love to the yakubov family.
Please have mercy on your children, Please please spare us from any and all pain and suffering.
May we all be Zoche to see Moshiach speedily in our time
He will be missed.
Such terrible news Soo sad .
Why hashem why hashem
A great jew!! may we merit the final redemption
Tzion always had a good word to say and greeted people w a warm smile. May Hashem comfort his family as only He can. Sorry for your loss.
He was a great yid may we merit the final redemption
This man did chesed quietly I was in the bakery from out of town and someone didn’t have money to pay I offered to pay his bill and the owner responded it is OK I have money set aside for him may his Neshama have an aliyah amen
Such a sweet person and always had a smiling face to greet everyone
A true chosid and such a great person. Oye. Ad Mosay. Moshiach now
a real gem of a Yid. What a loss
AD MO’SAI?!? WE NEED MOSHIACH NOW!!!
I am sorry for your loss, may Hashem comfort you and your family. bde
Bde. May hashem console the family
And May they continue his Chesed
He gave off a warm feeling.
I didn’t know if I have ever said a word to him, yet I’m crying reading this news because he was so nice.
Great Yiddishe vibe.
Tzion, his wife and son were always so friendly and helpful even when the store was crowded and everyone was in a rush.
May his family find nechama and his neshama have a yerida back into this world!
איש יקר איש של חסד שתמיד חייך לכולם. מי יתן ובמהרה יתקיים הפסוק “יקיצו וירננו שוכבי עפר” והוא בניהם. תנחומי למשפחה
An example of man’s strength and spirit!
I was very sad to hear about the passing of your grandfather!
Maybe only share good news from now on.
Tziyon was an upbeat optimistic Yid, and so his wife and son.
My heart goes out to Adina and The rest of the family.
May we merit to greet mashiach very soon with all our loved ones !
We are so sorry to hear this very sad news. We are out of town so we cannot make the shiva. May we see all our loved ones again in this world – body and soul- in the true and complete Redemption, led by the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach .
So terribly sad to hear this news about a man who embodied simcha and kindness. Always a warm smile, a kind word, it was a joy to walk into his store…
May Hashem comfort the family.
He would send my sister in law who is an almana challah & cakes every shabbos free of charge delivered anonymous to her door
A Real Chossid. Was the Sandak for Two of my children and gave me sound guidance when purchasing my restaurant. You will be missed.
Such a kind man! This is terrible! May his neshama have an Aliya and his family be comforted.
Tzion always smiled. I knew him as a hardworking, honest businessman and friend. This is a great loss.
I remember davening at FREE as a kid, Tzion was always so warm and welcoming. He would greet everyone who walked in as if they were a brother. Years later, I would walk into the Bake Shop on Kingston, and he would greet me with a smile, shmoozing about how things are going, and keeping in touch. What a terrible loss. Boruch Dayan Haemes, he will be dearly missed. May his neshama have an Aliya and may his family be comforted during this tragic time.