Reb Sholom DovBer Levitin, a longtime Crown Heights resident, passed away on Thursday, 19 Teves, 5779.
He was 73.
Sholom DovBer Levitin was born to Avraham Yaakov and Malka (nee Minkowitz) Levitin, and is the grandson of the famed Chabad chossid, Reb Shmuel Levitin. He was a fixture in the Crown Heights community, and father of a large Chabad family.
Sholom DovBer, although best known as the “candy man” of 770, was also the one who asked the Rebbe to take out the Rebbe’s Sefer Torah for the women in 770.
He is survived by his wife Shterna and children, Rivka Greenberg – Houston, Texas, Rochel Katz – Bal Harbor, FL, Chani Richter – Queens, NY, Malky Levitin – Crown Heights, Esti Levitin – Crown Heights, Shmuli Levitin – Pomona, Mendy Levitin – New Jersey, and Boruch Levitin – Crown Heights, and many grandchildren.
He is also survived by his siblings Shaindel Axelrod, Chani Rotenberg and Temmy Leider of Crown Heights.
He was predeceased by his brother Leima Levitin OBM.
The Levaya will take place Friday, leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 9:30 am, and passing by 770 at 10:15 am.
Shiva will be held at 520 Crown Street apartment #B5.
Mincha Maariv bizmano
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.