R’ Zev later married his wife, Yehudis Olidort. They lived in Moscow, fighting daily to uphold a yiddishe and chassidishe lifestyle behind the Iron Curtain, and together they raised a generation of Chasiddishe children with true Mesiras Nefesh.
At the Rebbe’s direction, once they were able to emigrate to Israel in 1971, R’ Zev and his family settled in Nachlas Har Chabad. For the last period of his life, he lived in Crown Heights and learned daily in Kollel Tiferes Levi Yitzchok. In the last few years, even as his health deteriorated greatly, R’ Zev never missed davening every day with a minyan or going to the mikvah daily.
He could always be seen with a Tehillim in hand, and on most days, would finish Sefer Tehillim twice. R’ Zev also took it upon himself to fast on many special occasions. He had an exceptional, unparalleled, and above human kobolas ol.
He was predeceased by his brother, Reuven Sirota, as well as a younger brother and a younger sister who passed while still in Russia.
He is survived by his wife Yehudis Sirota (Crown Heights), and children, Zalman Sirota (Morristown/Coral Springs); Rochel Pressman (Yerushalayim); Zlata Okonov (Crown Heights); and Ita Korolitzky (Crown Heights).
He is also survived by his siblings: Clara Goldshmidt – Nachlas Har Chabad – Israel; Rochel Klein – Nachlas Har Chabad, Israel; Moshe Sirota – Israel; Boruch Sirota – Israel; Hershel Sirota – Israel; and Yisroel Sirota – Montreal, Canada.
The Levaya will take place Monday, leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 10:15 am and passing by 770 at around 11:00 am.