Mr. Velvel Rubinoff, a longtime resident of Crown Heights, passed away on Thursday, Elul 2, 5774.
He was 71.
Mr. Rubinoff, who served as a schochet, came to Crown Heights in the early 1950’s and was privileged to have yechidus with the Rebbe several times.
“He enjoyed making others happy and being mesameach at simchas,” a family member told COLlive. “He was very musical, and brought music and simcha with him wherever he went.”
He is survived by his wife, Miriam and children Ita – North Miami Beach, FL; Maya; Malkie Benedict – Flatbush; Yehudis Schwartz – Monsey; Batsheva Katina – Passaic, NJ; Beruriah Esther Danaher – Wingdale, NY; and Mordechai – Pennsylvania.
He is also survived by his sister Ettie Gottlieb of Crown Heights.
The Levaya will take place today, Thursday, leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 1 pm and passng by 770 at 1:45 pm.
The family wil be sitting Shiva at 912 Montgomery St.
Baruch Dayan Haemes.