David Wichs’ Widow at Levayah: “The Pain Is Unbearable”


The levaya today of David Wichs z”l at Congregation Kehilath Jerhurun on East 85th Street in Manhattan drew a large crowd, just two days after a crane came crashing down in TriBeCa on Friday afternoon, killing David tragically.

David was 38 year old.

A gifted mathematician, he was killed instantly as he walked along Worth Street, headed to his job, working  as a financial trader on Wall Street.

At the levayah, David’s wife, Rebecca Guttman, said, “The pain right now is unbearable. I want you to know that I will do my best to live for us both.”

David will be buried in Saddle Brook, NJ.

CBS NY reports that the collapse happened as the crew was lowering the crane due to high winds. A veteran operator was inside the control cab when it flipped upside down. The crew was trying to lower the arm into the safety position – an upside-down V – right over West Broadway. Experts plan to study the structure, as well as the crane’s central computer, with hopes of figuring out what went wrong.

{CB Frommer-Matzav.com}