Sarah Esther Pechenik, 93, AH

Sarah Esther (Sonia/Sofia) Pechenik, a survivor of World War II who escaped from Communist Russia and was completely devoted to her family, passed away on Monday, 12 Cheshvan.

Sarah Esther (Sonia/Sofia) Pechenik, a survivor of World War II who escaped from Communist Russia and was completely devoted to her family, passed away on Monday, 12 Cheshvan.

She was 93 years old.

Mrs. Pechenik lived in Atlanta, GA, but was born and raised in Russia. She was a young teenager during the war, and Hashem made many nissim for her, including narrow escapes from bombings and surviving near-starvation.

She later married and had two sons, having great mesiras nefesh in her attempt to raise her children with no lack. She saved what she could to feed her children food she and her husband could not eat.

She became a prominent lawyer despite the antisemitism, and ultimately used a connection she had made to get her family out of Communist Russia. In getting her family to America, she gave them the opportunity to finally attend Jewish school and to be openly part of a Jewish community.

She devoted her life to her family and always stood strong, choosing what was right over what was comfortable. She is an inspiration to many of all ages and backgrounds. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Menachem (Marcus) Pechenik a”h.

She is survived by her sons, Alexander Pechenik and Boruch Pechenik, grandchildren Anna, Rachel, Sarah, Aviva, Chana, Rochel, Yoni, Peninah, and Yossi; and two great-grandchildren.

Please do a Mitzva לעלוי נשמת שרה אסתר בת יוסף.

Baruch Dayan Hoemes.

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