Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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Morris Faitelewicz, 58, and his 54-year-old wife Beth, who were well-known on the Lower East Side, died yesterday afternoon during a single-car crash on Route 17 in Sullivan County. Their soon to be son-in-law, 31-year-old Yehuda Bayme, also died. The Faitelewicz's three children — daughter Shani and sons Yaakov and Avi — were injured, but they are reportedly expected to recover.
"The family was a truly amazing Lower East Side family," friend Jacob Goldman told the Post. "Morris volunteered for everything. There was nothing that he was not involved in."
Morris was a former auxiliary police officer, a 9/11 first responder and a member of Community Board 3. Beth was a nurse at Beth Israel.
The family was on their way back to the city when the crash occurred. According to ABC-7: Morris attempted to move into the passing lane, but there was already a car next to his. He turned back but overcorrected, causing the car to run off the road and roll over several times before coming to rest.
The funeral for Morris and Beth is scheduled for tomorrow morning at 10 at Bialystoker Synagogue, 7-11 Bialystoker Place (formerly Willett Street) between Grand Street and Broome Street.