Friday, January 31, 2014

Bezalel Danzig Z"L

On this day, when Israel celebrates families, I am saddened to announce the sudden passing of my Great Uncle Bitzi, my grandmother's younger brother. He is survived by his wife Esther, his two sons  Micha and Dani, and a beautiful group of grandchildren.

A paratrooper and personal guard of David Ben Gurion after the founding of the State of Israel, Bitzi continued to serve his country all the days of his life.  A straight-talking man like his father, Bitzi found success as a business man, but always putting family first.

One of the few blood relatives I had in this country, Bitzi and Esther were adoptive grandparents for Raphaela, and we will miss him deeply.