By Anash.org staff
With sadness, we regret to inform you of the passing of Rabbi Sholom Mendel Simpson, a”h, one of the Rebbe’s mazkirim and rov of the Brighton Beach Jewish Center.
He was born in New York to his father the chossid Reb Eliyahu Simpson, a choizer by the Rebbe Rashab and mazkir of the Frierdiker Rebbe, and Mrs. Fruma Itta, daughter of the chossid Reb Shua Binyomin Lipschitz, HYD, of Kublitz.
As a bochur, he was asked by the Rebbe to join the mazkirus and be a part of the team transcribing letters for the Rebbe. It was these letters that later became the many volumes of Igros Kodesh of the Rebbe.
He merited that the Rebbe attended his wedding, first saying a sicha, as well as being mesader kiddushin.
Today was his 90th birthday.
He is survived by his children, Yossi – Crown Heights, Avrohom – Crown Heights, Ari – Crown Heights, Dovid – Sheepshead Bay, Faygie Wilschansky – Crown Heights, Kraindy Borenstein – Crown Heights and Mashie Prager – Crown Heights.
He is also survived by his sisters, Rebbetzin Kraine Rosenfeld – Boro Park, and Mrs. Esther Goldman – Crown Heights.
He was predeceased by his wife, Rebbetzin Rochel Simpson, daughter of Reb Mordechai Dov Teleshevsky, a”h.
The Levaya will take place tomorrow, Friday, at Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 9:30 am and is expected to pass 770 at 11:30 am.
Shiva will take place at 655 Montgomery Street.
Baruch Dayan Ha’Emes.
Feel free to share your memories of the niftar.
אבד חסיד מן הארץ
What a loss for the world.
Such a sweet and kind yet staunch and passionate Chossid.
He was humble and caring.
Tonight at our family seudas Rosh Chodesh, my father in law shared that Rabbi Simpson was his first teacher. This was before he came to lubavitcher yeshiva.
We should have Moshiach Now.