Petirah of Reb Yaakov Gershon Burstyn Z”L [UPDATED]

We regret to inform you of the Petirah of Reb Yaakov Gershon Burstyn Z”L, who was Niftar this morning.

Reb Yaakov Gershon Z”L, the registrar at BMG, suffered a massive heart attack on Shabbos morning. He was approximately 75.

The Lavaya will be taking place at BMG at 2PM. The Kevurah will take place in Lakewood.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.

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  1. Bd”e….So sad. Part of the fabric of the Lakewood of old. An oveid HaShem of the first regard. Such a pleasant gentleman to all.

    • Mrs. Chevy (Yecheved Bursztyn, nee Genauer (wife). Children are: Reb Aron Tzvi Bursztyn, Mrs. Frumy Savitz, Mrs. Rivka Rochel Baddouch, Reb Naftoli Bursztyn, Rev Moshe Yehuda Bursztyn, Mrs. Sorah Miriam Godfried, Mrs. Hadassah Trenk, Reb Chaim Bursztyn, Reb Ephraim Bursztyn, Reb Yehoshua Bursztyn, Mrs. Shulamis ???????, Mrs. Chani Ungarisher, Reb Yosef Dovid Bursztyn, and Reb Binyomin Bursztyn,

  2. davened at vasikin minyan of bmg for many years. niftar same day as yartzeiht of rav malinowitz zt’l who also davened in the same minyan

  3. Sucha fine and ehrlecher person. He assissted so many bochrum and yungerleit in the complex process and was always available to help. Will miss him.

  4. Wow. Nebech. BDE. He helped me so much when I had to get my credits together when I applied to go take a clooege course. What a fine, ehrlicher, gentel & nice man. A true Oived H-shem in every sense of the word. TNTBH

  5. His wife is a daugher of rav hershel genouer one of the first talmidim of rav aharon kotler here in america
    He was killed by a arab in erets yisroel in the 50s

  6. Oish. What a Tzaddik. Even tho I left Yeshiva over 20 yrs ago, I had to go in to see him to ascertain if I had a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. He was so nice, aidel and patient with me, as if I was a frishe young bochur. What a special, special nice yid. A true Tzaddik with impeccable middos. Btw, one of his sons in law is HoRav Avrom Shaya Savitz, Rosh HaKollel of Cranbury Kollel for over 10 yrs and Ruv of the Yungerleit shul on 9th and Monmouth. May the family have a Nechama.

  7. Although R’ Yaakio Gershon didn’t make a lot of noise, he was a master Talmid Chacham and an Illui.

    He was a Very Clear Thinker, who was not impressed by the “prevailing thought” on any number of Issues.

    He will be sorely missed.

  8. Rav Yaakov Gershon will be sorely missed. He was a wonderful person, always there for anyone and everyone. B”H, I got to see him this past Tuesday night, at a wedding.

    Hamokum yenachem eschem b’soch sha’ar aveilei tzion b’Yerushalayim.

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