Gabai Tzedakah struck by vehicle in Lakewood in 2013, Niftar in Eretz Yisroel

The Gabai Tzedakah struck in Lakewood in 2013 and critically injured, was Niftar today in Eretz Yisroel, family reports to TLS.

The man, Refoel Baruch Wilhelm Z”L, was struck on Madison Avenue and 6th Street in June of 2013.

R’ Baruch Z”L was transported to JSUMC following the incident, where he remained in critical condition. Approximately three weeks later, he was transported back to Eretz Yisroel.

He remained in a coma ever since. He was approximately 50 years old.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.


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  1. So sad! I was right there on Madison Ave. after it happened. Cannot begin to imagine what suffering his mishpocho must have endured these last 3+ years.

  2. Nebech, Nebech. So sad. He Comes collecting for an important Tzvek. Gets hit by a car. Goes into a coma at 46 yrs old. Is Niftar at 50. So, sad. As Cool Masmid said so eloquently: can we imagine what this does to his choshuvah, Heiligeh family ? What a sad story. TNZBH.

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