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BDE: Rabbi Shmarya Katzen, 76, OBM

With great sadness we report the passing of Rabbi Shmarya Katzen OBM, a longtime resident of Crown Heights and teacher in Lubavitcher Yeshiva. He passed away Sunday, the 22nd of Elul 5779.

He was 76 years old.

He is survived by his wife Rivka, and children, Chani Laufer, Chevy Chase (Maryland), Mica Soffer (Crown Heights) Moshe Katzen (Crown Heights); Esther Malka Schlanger (Bakersfield, CA), Dini Simons (Crown Heights), Lieba Kahan (Crown Heights), Shaina Fine (Montreal, Canada), and many grandchildren.

The Levaya will take place on Monday, leaving Shomrei Hadas at 11:00am, and passing 770 at 12:00pm.

Shiva information to be announced.

Baruch Dayan Homes


  • 2. Kalman Leib wrote:

    A friend from Yeshiva HADAR HATORAH ,1981, use to eat by him on Eastern Parkway apartment near the yeshiva, a gentle soul, GREAT JEW, THIS caught me by surprise, JUST SPOKE TO HIM wishing him a good news year, only thing to say is his family should be comforted, and MOSHIACH NOW !


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