BDE: R' Yisroel Chaim Landy, z”l, Beloved Figure. Levaya at 6 in Williamsburg.
by YS Gold
We regret to inform you of the passing of Reb Yisroel Chaim Landy, a lifelong resident of Williamsburg who devoted his life to Yiddishkeit despite many obstacles and challenges. He was 87 years of age.
The niftar was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where his grandfather, Rav Yehoshua Shlomo Landy, was a prominent figure. One of his sons-in-law was Rav Zeidel Epstein zt" l, the mashgiach of Yeshiva Torah Ore led by Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg.
Rav Yisroel Chaim's father was Reb Yeshayahu, a hard-working fruit salesman who worked long and hard from the back of a truck so he would be able to keep Shabbos. He was a talmid chacham of note who would schedule his final delivery to coincide with the Rav's home so he could talk with him in learning.
This spirit of mesirus nefesh permeated the Landy home, and Yisroel Chaim absorbed this spirit as well, and he would carry it throughout his life.
He married and settled with his wife in Williamsburg, where he worked as a computer programmer.
In later years, he came to live in Bedford Center, where he became endeared to the residents and staff alike. He was known to be medakdek in every area of Yiddishkeit, and his davening and mitzvos were always cherished and special.
Reb Yisroel Chaim was niftar this afternoon, and the Levaya will take place at the Viznitzer Beis Medrash in Williamsburg, 6 Lee Avenue, at 6:00 in the evening.
The public is asked to attend the Levaya and do a chessed shel emes with the niftar.
Yehi zichro baruch.