Sholom Sorkin

Sholom Sorkin

Sholom Sorkin, 92, of Cranford died July 24, 2016. Born in Daugavpils, Latvia, he was a Holocaust survivor, having lived in the Riga Ghetto and several concentration camps before being imprisoned in Buchenwald. After the Holocaust, he immigrated to the United States, settling in Fanwood before moving to Cranford five years ago. 

While in Latvia, Mr. Sorkin had been a furrier who dealt with all types of furs. 

He was an active member of Congregation Beth Israel of Scotch Plains. 

Predeceased by his daughter, Leah Sorkin, he is survived by his wife, Sara (Aberbukh), and two grandchildren. 

Services were held July 26 with arrangements by Ross’ Shalom Chapels, Springfield.

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