Petirah of Longtime Lakewood Resident Reb Chaim Melcer Z”L

We regret to inform you of the Petirah of Reb Chaim Melcer Z”L, a longtime Lakewood resident, who was Niftar this morning.

Reb Chaim Z”L resided in Lakewood for over sixty years, and leaves behind his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was in his nineties.

The Levaya is scheduled to take place at 11:30 AM at the 7th Street Chapel, 613 Ramsey Avenue, with Kevurah in Lakewood.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.

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  1. I once saw him on Clifton Avenue where I guess somebody left a whole bunch of pizza pies on top of their car or something and it was all over the street. There was R’ Chaim with his cheerful self bending down picking up the pizzas and making sure there was no bizayon oychel.

  2. Reb Chaim Melcer (may his memory be blessed) he helped over the years a few thousand families with food and also with other issues. He did it in a very quiet way.
    He just wanted to help another person.

  3. Mr. Melcer, as his longtime neighbors knew him, was an incredible person. He survived the Holocaust with a bullet-grazed ear and built a new life filled with chessed and humor. As noted in a previous comment, he would not let food go to waste and distribute leftover baked goods all over Lakewood. He was unassuming and that’s how he liked it.

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