Sarah Shemtov, 74, died Aug. 17, 2010 in Brooklyn, N.Y., just days before her 75th birthday.
A community activist in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, Mrs. Shemtov was known for supporting Jewish education and for philanthropy to help build local and international organizations. She and her late husband, Mendel Shemtov, owned Premier Pack Trading Corp. in Brooklyn. Their home was a permanent guest house for yeshiva students and visiting rabbis and was the venue for the first planning meetings of the local Jewish Community Council, which her husband headed. Mrs. Shemtov was a frequent visitor to Tucson, where she admired the Jewish community’s commitment to education and Jewish causes.
Survivors include her children, Rabbi Yossie (Chanie) Shemtov of Tucson, Feige (Sholom) Duchman of Crown Heights, Bassie (Chaim) Treitel of Montreal, Canada, Kasriel (Chana E.) Shemtov of Crown Heights, and Rabbi Levi (Bassie) Shemtov of West Bloomfield, Mich.; and 52 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Services were held in Brooklyn, with interment in Queens, N.Y.