R’ Yaakov Kalman Winter, a longtime Crown Heights resident and successful businessman, passed away on Shabbos, 20 Shvat, 5780.
He was 86.
R’ Winter was born to his parents Rabbi Alter Yehoshua Hakohen and Mrs. Hinda Golda Winter, and was raised in a home full of Chassidishkeit in McKeesport, PA.
In later years, they moved to Crown Heights, where they were known for their open home and chesed. His mother was involved in founding branches of the women’s Chevra Kadisha such as in Miami and in Crown Heights, which she led for many years.
Even though the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka passed away after she was old and frail and had nearly retired, the Rebbe requested that she do the Tahara for the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, giving her something to include with the burial.
After R’ Yankel’s marriage to his wife, Chasya Shifra (nee Paulner), they settled in Crown Heights. They merited to have yechidus with both the Frierdiker Rebbe and the Rebbe.
A successful businessman, R’ Yankel was a very humble person, who helped many in his quiet way and privately doing many acts of kindness, without any fanfare.
He is survived by his wife Chasya and children, Rochel Serebryanski – Crown Heights, Mendy Winter – Crown Heights, Chanie Fettman – Seagate, NY, and Nechama Dina Bogomilsky – Pomona, NY.
He is also survived by his sister, Mrs. Chaya Gansburg of Crown Heights.
The levaya will take place tomorrow at 1 pm at Shomrei Hadas, passing by 770 at 2 pm.
Shiva will be at 443 Crown Street
Shachris 10 AM
Mincha and Maariv bezmanah
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.