Manuel, Moniek, Moshe Kolski
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Manuel, Moniek, Moshe Kolski

KOLSKI: Manuel, Moniek, Moshe Kolski. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 at age 106. Cherished only son of Asher Klezsewski and Chana Kolski, and brother of Pessa, Esther and Yitta Klezsewski of blessed memory. Beloved husband of Elka Akin Kolski of blessed memory; beloved father of Annette Kolski-Andreaco (David Andreaco) of Pittsburgh and Margie (Justin) Segal of Los Angeles, California; grandfather of Aaron Asher Kolski-Andreaco, Seth Jacob Kolski-Andreaco, Jared Asher Arkwright, Ian Jacob Arkwright and Max Griffin Segal; also survived by nephews and grandnieces. Due to COVID-19, graveside services were held on Nov. 13 at Torath Chaim Cemetery, Hampton Township. Contributions may be made to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces at 29 East Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602 (FIDF.org) or The Endowment Fund of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. Graveside services and interment were held at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb. To plant memorial trees in memory, please contribute to the Jewish National Fund donorcenter@jnf.org. Moshe was born on August 28,1914 in Izbica, Poland to a large entrepreneurial family and then moved to Lodz. His father, Asher, was a cantonist or conscripted (abducted) child soldier in the Russian army for 25 years. He became a master weaver and a member of the International Weavers Guild. He instilled in our father a sense of duty to country and service, leading Moshe to serve in the Polish Army at the age of 18. He fought on the German front against the Nazis and was a POW for one year in Germany. He was released to return to Poland, only to be interned again in the Nazi Ghetto of Lodz. From there, he and his mother were sent to Auschwitz, and he was a slave laborer until the liberation. Our father was a staunch Zionist and defender of the Jewish people. He made a new life with our mother in the U.S., and since her death in March 2005, connected with so many people in his community of Squirrel Hill, where his smile welcomed everyone he met and was always commented on. Our father’s motto was Chazak v’ Amatz – Be of strength and courage! He modeled that belief until the end. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com PJC

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