By COLlive reporter
Reb Yosef Tzvi Lazar, Gabbai of the central Lubavitch Yeshiva shul and a member of the Chabad community in Montreal, passed away Thursday, 25 Cheshvan 5770.
He was 85.
A holocaust survivor, Joe Lazar, as he was simply known, helped build the Chassidic community in the large Quebec city in Canada.
As an organized individual and businessman, he was a member of a group who managed the Anash shul on Westbury Avenue for many years.
Few know that Lazar was a talented artist who drew the now famous Camp Gan Israel logo which is used worldwide.
“He refused to sign his name on it as he was not a person looking for fame or honor,” a grandson told COLlive.com.
“He was a true hardworking person for the Rebbe and the community,” he added, “He was also a very sincere person who never wasted a moment of his life.”
He is survived by his wife Malka Lazar and their children Fruma Zajac and Motty Lazar of Montreal, Sara Shubov of Crown Heights, Rochel Leah Shur of Toronto, and Eli Lazar of London, England; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family is sitting shiva in Montreal at 4974 Kent Ave., Montreal, Quebec, and can be reached at 514-733-4415, 514-733-2168 or [email protected]
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