R’ Yosef Simcha Blizinsky (ben R’ Meir Sholom), from the elder Anash of Crown Heights, passed away on Wednesday, 15 Adar I, 5779.
He was 86.
R’ Yosef Simcha Blizinsky was born in Poland in the 1930’s.
When he was a child his family immigrated to Eretz Yisroel where he spent his childhood. As a Bochur he came to Crown Heights to learn.
He subsequently met, and married his wife, Miriam (nee Kalmanson). After their wedding they moved on Shlichus to Boston where they worked in the Lubavitch schools, teaching and serving the general community. Later, they returned to Crown Heights where he taught as well.
R’ Yosef was known as a Shulchan Aruch Yid, meticulous about keeping Halacha. He was always seen with a Sefer in hand and he spent every free moment learning. Until his last days he never deviated from his daily schedule of davening with a minyan and learning in the Kollel.
He is survived by his wife Miriam Blizinsky (nee Kalmanson Bas R’ Yisroel Shimon) who has not been informed yet of his passing.
And his children, Mrs. Rivkah Carlebach of New Jersey, R’ Mendel Blizinsky of CH, Mrs. Dina Dubrowsky of Crown Heights and Mrs. Chanie Rosenfeld of Zurich.
The levaya will takd place today, 2:00pm at Shomrei Hadas and 2:40 pm passing by 770.
Shiva will be at 580 Crown Street Building A Unit 709
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.