Mrs. Yittel Wulliger, a”h, 95, the wife of Reb Yosef Binyomin Wulliger, a noted personality in the frum community, passed away on Monday. She epitomized old-world yiras Shamayim and was remembered for her deep connection to the courts of Sighet, Munkacs and Klausenberg.
Mrs. Wulliger was born in 1920 in the city of Munkacs. Her father, Reb Lazer Paskus, z”l, was a noted talmid chacham and dedicated chassid of both the Darchei Teshuvah and Minchas Elazar of Munkacs. Her mother, Chana, a”h, was known for her eidelkeit and yiras Shamayim.
Yittel married Reb Yosef Binyomin Wulliger, also a Munkacs native and talmid of the Minchas Elazar’s yeshivah. Sensing the oncoming war, both Reb Yosef Binyomin, and the Paskuses fled to America. The couple first settled on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. A few years later the family moved to Crown Heights, where they lived for many years before relocating to Flatbush and eventually Boro Park.
Mrs. Wulliger’s deep connection to the unique atmosphere of yiras Shamayim of the home of her youth was something that defined her all the years of her long life. As plain as the Wulliger home was physically, it was rich and alive with a sincere passion for Torah and mitzvos.
Those who were privileged to know the nifteres testified that her passions in life were reserved for any and all aspects of Yiddishkeit. She was able not only to carry on the proud traditions with which she had been raised, but also dedicated herself to implanting them in her own children and generations to come.
The levayah was held at the Munkatcher beis medrash of Boro Park. Maspidim included her husband, Reb Yosef Binyomin; sons Harav Leibel Wulliger, Rosh Kollel of Torah Vodaath’s Kollel Nachlas Dovid, and Reb Moshe Wulliger; brother-in-law Reb Lazer Wulliger; Harav Yaakov Ber Teitelbaum, Rav of Khal Atzei Chaim Sighet; the Munkatcher Rebbe and the Dinover Rebbe. The aron continued to Eretz Yisrael for kevurah.
Mrs. Wulliger is survived by her sons Reb Hirsh Chaim, Reb Moshe and Harav Leibel, and daughters, Mrs. Leah Diamont and Mrs. Suri Rausman, as well as many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Yehi zichrah baruch.