By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Yossi Gourarie, a long-time member of the small yet lively Jewish community in Postville, Iowa, passed away on Monday, 10 Nissan, 5776.
He was 58 and passed away from a terrible illness.
A devoted father and family man, Gourarie worked in his family’s meatpacking plant Agriprocessors in Postville.
He was known as an honest man and good friend, who showed kindness to all.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Chaya Gourarie (nee Rubashkin) and children Mrs. Rochel Leah Rubashkin – Crown Heights, Mrs. Hindy Labkowsky – Crown Heights, R’ Moishe Gourarie – Florida, R’ Hirschel Gourarie – Penn State, PA, Chana, Sarah Faiga, Baila, and Yirmiyahu Gourarie.
He is also survived by his mother Winnie Gourarie of South Africa, and siblings Esti Fogel – Ottawa, Canada, Michoel Gourarie -Sydney, Australia, Avremie Gourarie – Crown Heights and Chana Labkowsky – Brazil.
The levaya will take place today, Monday, leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 2:00 pm and passing by 770 Eastern Parkway at 3:00 pm.
Shiva will take place at 1395 President St. Brooklyn, NY.
Baruch Dayan Haemes.