[Tehillim names below.] New York – A husband, his wife and their future son-in-law were killed in a tragic vehicular accident that left their other children in critical condition in Rock Hill, New York, this afternoon.
New York State Police officers and Hatzolah paramedics responded to a multi-car accident on Route 17, at Exit 112, at approximately 4:30 p.m. today.
The husband, Mr. Morris Fatelewicz z”l, was a devoted Hatzolah member, ES-17, from the Lower East Side of New York City and previously served as a captain with the NYPD Auxiliary Police. His wife, Mrs. Beth Faitelewicz a”h, served as a dedicated nurse at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan for about 30 years.
Their future son-in-law, who was killed in the accident, was Yehuda Bayme z”l of Riverdale, New York. Yehudah had gotten engaged at the end of June to Martin’s and Beth’s daughter, Shani. Yehudah taught remedial studies at an elementary school in Brooklyn and was an office manager at Soufeh Capital Partners in Manhattan. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bayme.
The Faitelewitzes had celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary in June.
Mr. Faitelewicz was a second vice chairperson of Community Board 3 and served as citywide coordinator/deputy inspector of the New York Police Department Auxiliary Police Support Emergency Services Rescue Unit.
Mr. Faitelewicz, with 30 years of service, was commanding officer of the police auxiliary volunteer E.M.S. unit in the World Trade Center area and supervised other auxiliary units at Ground Zero for nearly nine months after 9/11. He received a New York City Council proclamation in September 2002 honoring his unit for its volunteer work at Ground Zero on and after 9/11, as well as at other major incidents, and the Port Authority’s Exceptional Service Award in June of 2002 for his work at Ground Zero.
Mr. Fatelewitz served as a senior Clinical Cardiology Instructor at Mt. Sinai Heart and owned Pre-Hospital & Hospital Emergency Cardiac Care Consultants.
The Faitelewitzes are survived by their sons, Avi and Yaakov, and their daughter, Shani, may they have a refuah sheleimah. Avi, Yaakov and Shani were helicoptered to Orange Regional Medical Center.
Please daven for Yaakov Dov ben Blima Chana, Avrohom Yosef ben Blima Chana, and Shoshana Chaya bas Blima Chana.
Umacha Hashem dimah me’al kol ponim.