Reb Eliyahu Matisyahu Friedman, Z”l

(COLlive) -

Reb Eliyahu Matisyahu (Elias) Friedman, z”l, a young father, passed away suddenly last night from a heart attack. He was 48 years old.

Reb Elias was a beloved figure in the Jewish paramedic circles of Manhattan, where he served as Critical Care EMT with SeniorCare, and volunteered with Hatzalah of the Upper West Side (UWS).

His sudden passing came as an utter shock to his friends and family, who celebrated his wedding less than a year ago, and the birth of his daughter a mere few days ago.

He is survived by his wife Rivka (née Orenstein from Crown Heights), and their newborn daughter Malya Leah Friedman (named after his mother) who was born Erev Shabbos. He is also survived by his siblings.

A fund was set up to ensure the needs of the wife and daughter are taken care of:

The Levaya will take place Wednesday, leaving from Shomrei Hadas at 12:00 PM.

Yehi zichro baruch.