Rabbi Moshe Zaklikovsky, long time shliach in Detroit, Michigan, and copy editor for Kehot and many other fine publishers, passed away on Shabbos, 1 Iyar 5780.
He was 72.
Born to Holocaust survivors Dovid Henoch and Mattil, in the Pocking DP camp, where they remained at the directives of the Rebbe Rayatz, who told him to become a shochet.
From an early age, he was a good friend to many, standing in the background and encouraging the many children of Holocaust and Gulag survivors to face insurmountable challenges from living with people who went through very difficult lives.
Already as a bachur he devoted time in preparing and copy-editing seforim for Kehot, including the famous hemshech Samach Vov.
After his marriage to Shaindel Rendler, they moved to Maine, where he taught at the local day school. They would later move to Detroit, Michigan, where he served the Jewish community for decades in various capacities. Chief among them was visiting Jews in local hospitals and jails, which he took great pride in.
He was a fountain of knowledge and tidbits of Chabad history. While reviewing texts, he would recall discrepancies with far off sources. His patience knew no bound and his joy in learning a new maamar or sichah that he was reviewing, knew no bounds.
He accepted Hashem’s many challenges through life with complete faith in Hashem, never uttering a bitter word about his situation. He passed away after battling a long illness, during which his many longtime friends rallied around him.
He is survived by his wife Shaindel, and his children Rabbi Eliezer Zaklikovsky, Monroe, New Jersey; Mendy Zaklikofsky, Monroe, New Jersey; Yitty Werner, Brooklyn, New York; Nechama Shmotkin, Brooklyn, New York; Rabbi Yossi Zaklikofsky, Bellaire, Texas; Dovid Zaklikofsky, Brooklyn, New York; Berel Zaklikofsky, Goodyear, Arizona; and Shmuel Zaklikofsky, Brooklyn, New York, and grandchildren.
He is also survived by brother Avrohom Zaklikowski and sister Miriam Muskal, both of Crown Heights.
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Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.