It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Rabbi Mordechai Kokis zt”l.
Rav Mordechai was a yungerman from Bais Medrash Govoah in Lakewood who had battled illness for the last couple of years.
A talmid chochom and yorei Shomayim who possessed extraordinary emunah and bitachon, Rav Mordechai inspired thousands with his avodas Hashem and reinkeit, before his illness and throughout his medical ordeal.
When others might have been weakened and dispirited, Rav Mordechai seemed to just keep going, learning Torah, being mechazeik others, and constantly speaking of the chesed of the Ribono Shel Olam.
Rav Mordechai was a son of Rav Benzion Kokis, a mashgiach at Bais Medrash Govoah in Lakewood and rov of Khal Zichron Mordechai in Airmont, NY. His wife, Esther, is a daughter of Rav Tzvi Berkowitz, a rosh yeshiva at Yeshivas Ner Yisroel in Baltimore, and a granddaughter of Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedolah of Philadelphia.
Rav Mordechai is survived by his parents, his in-laws, his dedicated wife, Esther, and their children, as well as many chaveirim and admirers whom he inspired and served as a sterling role model for.
The levayah will be held at Bais Medrash Govoah, located at 617 Sixth Street in Lakewood, NJ. The levayah audio can be accessed at 732.806.9090, option 9. Kevurah will follow at the bais hachaim located adjacent to the Congregation Sons of Israel Holocaust Memorial Chapel, located at 613 Ramsey, off of East 7th Street in Lakewood.
Yehi zichro boruch.