Klal Yisroel moments ago lost a giant with the Petirah of Reb Yankie Meyer Zatzal, one of the biggest Askonim of today’s generation, and the founder of Misaskim.
Reb Yankie Zatzal was there for every yid at every hour of the day and night, at any given moment, at every corner of the globe. There was no project too small or two big for him to undertake.
Misaskim was a name synonymous with Chesed. When you heard the name, you knew the project, event, or operation was a done deal. Yankie Zatzal got the job done – nothing got in his way.
“When we bought flowers for the Almanos for Yom Tov, he would sometimes say “I want new ones, there’s aren’t gorgeous enough,”” said a Lakewood Misaskim coordinator. “That’s the type of man he was.”
Once, while Yankie Zatzal was standing at one of his Yesomim events, he noticed an Almanah, and immediately told one of the volunteers to pack up food into pans for her to bring home. “He noticed everything and knew exactly what each individual needed.”
Reb Yankie Zatzal fell ill several months ago, and on Shabbos his condition took a turn for the worse. He was Niftar surrounded by his family a short time ago. He was 59.
Misaskim will go on, and his legacy will live on forever. And the smiles he put on the thousands of faces of those he cared for, will continue to light up his throne in Gan Eden.
The Levaya is scheduled to take place at 10:30AM at 1123 57 Street between 11th and 12th Avenues. The Kevura will be in Woodbridge, NJ, in the Vienne Chelka.
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.