Rabbi Avraham Flint, patriarch of a large Chabad family who was active in the Crown Heights Community Council, passed away on Sunday, 26 Teves, 5781. Levaya Monday at 10:45.
Rabbi Avraham Flint, patriarch of a large Chabad family who was active in the Crown Heights Community Council, passed away on Sunday, 26 Teves, 5781.
He was 72 years old.
Reb Avraham Flint was born in Europe in 1948. Soon after his birth, his parents immigrated to the United States, settling in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn where some Lubavitchers lived at the time.
Although his parents were not Lubavitch, they came from a chasidic background and, when Avraham reached school age, they sent him to the chasidic school nearest our house which happened to be a Lubavitch school.
After the Rebbe assumed leadership of Chabad in 1951, his mother – who had very strong belief in the power of tzaddikim – naturally gravitated to the Rebbe.
The families reliance on the Rebbe, his blessings and guidance grew even stronger when their father – who had been physically and mentally broken by his experiences during the war – passed away when Avraham was twelve, just two months before his Bar Mitzvah.
In 1965, when he went in for a Yechidus on the occasion of his seventeenth birthday, the Rebbe asked me about his plans after graduation. The Rebbe offered a suggestion: “It would be a good idea for you to study in Montreal this summer.”
After the summer ended, the Rebbe encouraged him to stay in the Yeshiva, saying Volt geven a guteh zach, un a gleiche zach, un a zach vos is tov b’meod meod.”
After his marriage to Yedida Schneerson of Kfar Chabad, the couple moved to Crown Heights where R’ Avraham became active in community leadership, including serving as a member of the Crown Heights community council.
He is survived by his wife, Yedida and children: Chevy Lazar, Malky Lang, Chanie Minkowicz, Rochy Kamman, Devorah Leah Flint, Yaacov Flint, Mushka Greenfeld, Shaina Lebovic, Sari Kanevsky, Hinda Flint, Shprintza Balter, Frayda Flint and Menachem Flint, all of Crown Heights, and grandchildren.
The levaya will take place Monday, passing by 770 at 10:45 AM.
The family will be sitting Shiva at 1603 Carroll Street, in Crown Heights.
Barush Dayan Haemes.