Seth Erlebacher, z”l

It is with profound sadness, regret, and shock that we must inform the congregational family of the sudden, unexpected death of our beloved Temple President, Seth Erlebacher, on Friday, December 16, 2011.

Vassar Temple is located at:
140 Hooker Avenue,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

As we mourn Seth’s passing, let us all keep Seth’s family in our prayers.

  • The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, December 21, at 10:30am at the Temple, followed by interment, then a minchah service back at the Temple.
  • Shiva minyan services will be held Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7:00pm.
  • The family will rise from shiva Sunday morning.

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  1. Kevin Swerdlow

     /  December 19, 2011

    Tragic news. Childhood classmates are wondering if there is a memorial service being held in the Chicago (Skokie) area?

  2. Brian Bialik

     /  December 19, 2011

    On behalf of Congregation Ahavath Chesed, “The Temple”, Jacksonville, FL:
    I’d like to offer our heartfelt condolences to Seth’s family and to the extended Vassar Temple family. May Seth’s memory be a blessing.

    Brian Bialik
    President, The Temple

  3. Debbie Schuman Peters

     /  December 19, 2011

    grew up with Seth in Skokie and reconnected on Facebook. I am shicked and heartbroken.May his family find comfort through their enormous support system during this incredibly difficult time. Many friend here in Chicago would like to pay our respects.Please inform us as to any plans that may be made.

    • This is from the Chicago Tribute.

      In Chicago, the family will sit shiva at the Erlebacher residence. For further details, contact Temple Judea-Mizpah (847-676-1566) In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Vassar Temple (140 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601).

      Sorry I don’t have more details:

      • Debbie Kroopkin

         /  December 23, 2011

        Shiva will be at Al and Dolores Erlebacher’s home, 8232 Kilbourn in Skokie, on Saturday, December 24 starting at 6 pm, on Sunday, December 25 starting at 2 pm and on Monday, December 26 starting at 2 pm. I will be there Saturday. I hope to see some familiar faces and share memories. This is just horrible. Melissa – sending love and prayers for strength – Debbie Kroopkin,

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