Mrs. Channy Drizin, wife of Crown Heights philanthropist R’ Mendel Drizin, passed away on Monday, 11 Kislev.
Mrs. Channy Drizin, wife of Crown Heights philanthropist R’ Mendel Drizin, passed away on Monday, 11 Kislev, 5783.
She was 77 years old.
Born in Romania and raised in Eretz Yisroel, Channy moved with her parents R’ Yisroel Moshe and Risa Preminger and family to East Flatbush, New York, as a young girl.
It was there that she was introduced to her husband R’ Mendel Drizin, and in 1964 they got married, first settling in East Flatbush near her parents, and later in Crown Heights.
Over the following decades, she gained a reputation for her stellar yiras shamayim. Family members recall her often saying “for other things one has time but davening not? Of course I need to daven. Davening comes first.”
For Mrs. Drizin, trust and belief in Hashem were more than just a slogan, they were how she lived her life every day, day in and day out. Even during difficult times, she expressed trust and gratitude to Hashem multiple times a day.
A devoted mother and grandmother, she expressed her love for each and every one of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always asked about them daily, inquiring about their well-being, and asking how each one was doing. Devoted to her husband, she did whatever she was able to support him, expressing the endless respect she had for him.
Among the Crown Heights community, Mrs. Drizin was loved and adored for her smile, warmth, and kindness. She made friends wherever she went, and promoted achdus for her family, the community, and indeed all of klal Yisroel.
She is survived by her children R’ Motty Drizin – Crown Heights; R’ Chaim Drizin – Crown Heights; Mrs. Dina Cohen – Toronto, Ontario; and R’ Dovid Drizin – Los Angeles, CA; in addition to grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband R’ Mendel Drizin in 5780.
The levaya will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, passing 770 at 12:00 pm.