Rabbi Shmuel Tzvi Fox, a modest Lubavitch Chasid and educator in Crown Heights, passed away Sunday in Michigan.
He was 88.
Born in Lithuania, he was a bochur at the Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch Yeshiva in Poland.
He spent his younger years learning and was chosen by the Previous Rebbe to be the Chavrusa learning-mate of his grandson.
During the Second World War he was in Shanghai with many Chasidim and then emigrated to America.
As a learned man, he was a devoted teacher at the United Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Brooklyn.
Crown Heights residents remember him as a humble Chasid, who knew how to be decisive and steadfast for Chabad causes.
R’ Herschel Fox’s commitment to the community was expressed in his charity work as a member of the Chevra Kadisha and a founding member of the free loan society G’Mach Keren Yisroel Arye Leib, in memory of the Rebbe’s brother.
In 5750 Fox was chosen by the Rebbe as one of the 20 members of the extended committee of the umbrella organization Agudas Chassidei Chabad International.
“We appreciated his opinion and participation in the meetings,” said Rabbi Avraham Shemtov, Chairman of Aguch. “He was always humble and his mind was in the right place. He will be very much missed.”
He is survived by his son Berel Fox – Crown Heights and daughters, Mrs. Sara Gottlieb – Oak Park, Michigan and Mrs. Shifra Galperin – Crown Heights.
The levaya will take place Monday, 8:00 am from Shomrei Hadas, passing by 770 at 9:00 am.
Shiva info for R’ Shmuel Tzvi (Herschel) Fox
Shiva for Rabbi Shmuel Fox will be at the home of the Galperins.
at 440 Brooklyn ave. #4G corner empire
Mrs. Dvorah Fox and her daughter Sara Gottlieb will be sitting Shiva at Galperins home until thursday 11:00 am
and then Mrs. Dvorah Fox and Sara Gottlieb will sit in Detroit Friday and Motzei Shabbos at 23041 Parklawn