By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Chaim Moshe Mordechai Shaikevitz, a dedicated Chabad Shliach for over 32 years, passed away on Friday morning, 5 Cheshvan 5781.
He was 61 and passed away suddenly.
Rabbi Shaikevitz was born in Kfar Chabad to his parents, R’ Dovber and Rivka Shaikevitz and studied in the Chabad Yeshivos.
He moved on Shlichus to Italy following his marriage to Soshe, daughter of Rabbi Gershon Mendel and Bassie Garelik, Head Shluchim of Italy.
Upon the passing of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, wife of the Rebbe, Rabbi Shaikevitz founded Beit Chabad Milan on Via Luigi Soderini.
Soft-spoken and friendly, Rabbi Shaikevitz was the address for hundreds of tourists and business people who visited Milan over the years and searched for a minyan and a kosher meal.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Soshe Shaikevitz, their children Rabbi Levi Shaikevitz – Milan, Italy; Rabbi Shneur Zalman Shaikevitz – Kiev, Ukraine; Rabbi Meir Shlomo Shaikevitz – Rome, Italy; Rabbi Yechezkel Shaikevitz – Crown Heights; Mrs. Chana Heller – Bushwick, Brooklyn; Mrs. Freida Wilchansky – Milan, Italy; Mrs. Hena Gurevitch – Lyon, France; Mrs. Sheina Simpson – Crown Heights; Sholom Shaikevitz, Shmuel Shaikevitz, Chaya Mushka Schtroks – Buenos Aires, Argentina; Bracha Shaikevitz and Yisroel Aryeh Leib Shaikevitz; and grandchildren.
He is survived by his parents (the public is asked not to notify them) and his in-laws.
Baruch Dayan Haemes: Chaim Moshe Mordechai ben Dovber.