[Shivah info below.] Hundreds turned out today in Monsey, NY, for the levaya of Mrs. Chanie Walfish a”h, who was killed last night when a van jumped a curb and struck her. Police say Mrs. Walfish, 57, was hit by a van driven by a local store employeeMrs. Walfish was a special education teacher at Yeshiva Darchei Noam in Spring Valley.
Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz, who heads the school, said that she was a wonderful woman who loved teaching and her students loved her for it.
Many of her students wrote farewell notes to her that were read at the levaya.
Police say they are not planning to charge the driver in the incident.
Mrs. Walfish is survived by her husband, R’ Favi Walfish; her mother, Mrs. Pauline Leiser; her brother, R’ Meir Leiser; her sisters, Mrs. Bracha Kaplan and Mrs. Raizel Fertig; and her children, R’ Avi Walfish, Mrs. Yitty Fried and Mrs. Frimi Walfish.
Shivah is taking place at 18 Algonquin Circle, off of Park Avenue, in Monsey.