Reb Avrohom Yissochor Hasenfeld z”l


yissocher-susu-hasenfeldIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Reb Avrohom Yissochor (Susu) Hasenfeld z”l, who passed away on Wednesday night at age 88.

Reb Susu was known as a mokir rabbonon, a machzik Torah, and a selfless baal chessed.

Mr. Hasenfeld was born in 1924 to his parents, Yeshayah Hertz and Rivkah Etya Hasenfeld,

in the town of Satmar and was a chossid of the Satmar Rov, Rav Yoel zt”l, his entire life.

Mr. Hasenfeld endured the horrors of Auschwitz during the Holocaust and, following the war, immigrated to America, settling in Williamsburg and marrying his wife, Zissy.

While Mr. Hasenfeld saw great success in the diamond business on 47th Street in New York City, he was bound to Torah learning his entire life, sharing his Torah thoughts with others and delivering shiurim.

With his success in business, he helped numerous mosdos, tzedakos and individuals, in many cases discreetly.

The levaya on Thursday was held at Shomrei Hadas Chapels in Boro Park, followed by kevurah in Deans, NJ.

Mr. Hasenfeld is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mrs. Zissy Hasenfeld; his children, Reb Hertz Hasenfeld, Reb Efraim Hasenfeld and Mrs. Faigy Stein; and grandchildren following in his ways.

The family is sitting shivah at 1655 48th Street, between 16th and 17th Avenues, in Boro Park until Wednesday morning. Shacharis is at 7:30 a.m., Minchah is at 8 p.m., and Maariv is at 9:30 p.m.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Noam Newscenter}