Jul 11, 2012
Rabbi Pinchas Cunin, 72, OBM

Rabbi Pinchas Cunin of Crown Heights, who memorized hundreds of the Rebbe's Maamorim and volunteered to teach Torah to the elderly has passed away.

By COLlive reporter

Rabbi Pinchas Cunin, long-time resident of Crown Heights has passed away Wednesday, 21 Tammuz, 5772.

He was 72.

Rabbi Cunin was the grandson of the Chosid Rabbi Menachem Mendel Cunin who helped establish Chabad in America.

Born in the Bronx, NY, Rabbi Cunin and his brother Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin were sent to learn in the Lubavitcher Yeshiva at Bedford and Dean, moving into the dormitory from the young age of 13.

As a young man, Rabbi Cunin memorized many hundreds of the Rebbe's Maamorim by heart, and spent time teaching and reciting them for others.

For the past 10 years, he was involved in the organization "Chasdei Avos," volunteering his time to visit the homebound and elderly, learning Torah with them in their homes.

Rabbi Cunin is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many of whom serve as shluchim in the US and Canada.

He is survived by his wife Bina and children: Shevy Liberow - Crown Heights, Chana Harlig - Upland, CA, Suri Marasov - Montreal, Yentie Zaltzman - Toronto, Rochel Zirkind - Montreal, Menachem Mendel Cunin - Reno, Nevada, Nechama Dina Weiss - Topanga, CA, Shaina Munitz - Crown Heights, Aaron Meir Cunin - S Jose, CA, Devorah Leah Chein - S Cruz, CA, Yosef Yitzchok Cunin - Crown Heights, and Sholom Dovber Cunin - Westwood, CA.

He is also survived by his only brother, Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, Head Shliach of the West Coast.

The levaya passed by 770 at 9:30 am, on the way to Philadelphia.

Rabbi Cunin will be buried at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Philadelphia, near his grandparents Mordechai and Esther Wilsker and their family members.

The levaya and burial will take place today, Wednesday at 4:30 pm at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Philadelphia.

The Cunin family will be sitting Shiva at the Cunin Residence, 677 Crown Street until next Tuesday. (between Troy and Schenectady)
4 Minyanim are needed
Shacharis 6:30am 7:30am 8:30am 9:30am
Mincha 8:10pm
Maariv B'Zmano

Baruch Dayan Haemes

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Yenti's classmate
Baruch Dayin Haemes...so sorry for your loss
(7/11/2012 9:40:05 AM)
Nebach - BDE
Baruch Dayan HoEmes
(7/11/2012 9:53:11 AM)
Yenti, may you only know of simchas from now on.
Rabbi Cunin was such a good neshama, I feel very bad.
(7/11/2012 9:59:30 AM)
A very special and dignified person. A true Chossid and a great masmid (very studious). would sit nights in 770 (as a yungerman) and learn. would be mchazek ppl. who were in need. vhokitzu vranenu etc vhu bsochom!
(7/11/2012 10:05:48 AM)
Chanie & Suri classmates
Baruch Dayin Haemes; Words alone cannot express our sympathy for you. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him. May his Neshama have Analea

(7/11/2012 10:27:45 AM)
Oh My God.
I met him in Toronto - I once heard him farbreng at a kiddish, and he was giving over gems of chassidishe wisdom, one after the other, story after story... yet during the entire davening, he did not say one word, I repeat not one word. Rabbosai, we have just lost a giant of a tzaddik!!
(7/11/2012 12:48:27 PM)
What a loss!!
Who will replace his chassidus shiur 6 am???
(7/11/2012 1:16:28 PM)
(7/11/2012 1:44:40 PM)
Yossi and family we extend our deepest condolences...Hamokem Yenachem Eschem Besoch Shaar Avlei Tzion Viyrushalayim.,..
(7/11/2012 2:19:42 PM)
Shevy, my dear classmate
I am so so sorry and shocked to heart his terrible news. So sad for all of you. I remember your father from the good old days in Basi rivkah church ave.
Hamokom yenachem eschem...
(7/11/2012 3:27:29 PM)
Yentie, I am so sorry
We used to come to BR crown st looking for rides to church avenue,, ur father was always there for us,,,
(7/11/2012 3:35:57 PM)
Baruch Dayan Haemes
(7/11/2012 4:38:04 PM)
Baruch Dayan Haemes
Yossi and family so sorry to hear... we are in complete shock.
Hamokom yenachem eschem...
(7/11/2012 6:01:07 PM)
Chani and family
So so sorry, BDE, cannot imagine how difficult this must be..your father was such a 'varimer yid', we felt safe & secure in Bais Rivkah knowing he was around. ANd he raised such a beautiful family, BH children & grandchildren, he will surely have so much nachas from above..".Hamokom Y'nachem eschem..."
(7/11/2012 7:03:51 PM)
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(7/11/2012 8:15:59 PM)
Interesting that he was niftar in Parshas Pinchas. Must
be a connection between these two great men!
Vihikitzu viraninu shochnai offer vhu bshochum.
Moshiach Now!
(7/11/2012 11:11:39 PM)
Nechama Dina and family
HaMokom yinachem eschem b’soch shaar aveilei Tziyon v’Yerushalayim!

Soooo sorry to hear the news of your father’s untimely passing-it seems too hard to believe…..

May Hashem give the ultimate comfort as only He can, with the geulah NOW & families reunited with all their departed loved ones!

Best wishes for strength & solace as you carry on your father’s legacy in S. CA.
(7/12/2012 12:29:58 AM)
Minyan times at 677 Crown Street at Cunin Residence
Shacharis 6:30am 7:30am 8:30 9:30am
Mincha 8:10pm maariv B'Zmano
(7/12/2012 12:41:37 AM)
yitzchok c jerusalem
BDE so sorry to hear about his passing. I knew rabbi cunin for many years. As a neighbor and from Lubavitch yeshiva when he worked there. I have known him to be be an erlich and special person. May his family, friends and the entire Jewish community be comforted.
(7/12/2012 2:37:36 AM)
Surie Weinberg and Family
Yentie, so so sorry for this untimely loss. We extend our deepest condolences. May you and your family know no more sorrow. Hamokom Y'nachem Eschem........Take good care of yourself. love surie
(7/12/2012 9:31:30 AM)
Baruch Dayan HaEmes

Dear Mrs. Cunin, Surie, Rochel, Yentee, D.L. and the entire Cunin family...........May Hashem comfort you all during this difficult time and may we all be reunited with our loved ones with the coming of Moshiach now...... Chasha Rabinowitz and family
(7/12/2012 11:29:33 AM)
nechama dina
we are so sorry! May Hashem comfort you and your family. Boruch Dayan Emes. Yossi & Rivkie (Metal) Ives and family
(7/12/2012 1:13:11 PM)
Boruch Dayan Haemes
He was a great Tzaddik and a wonderful person. Hamakom yinachem eschem besoch sha'ar avlei Tzion veyershalayim. Always carried a chassidishe warmth, a Holiness unmatched by anyone else.
(7/12/2012 4:26:42 PM)
such a genuine gem
everything he did was meah veevchod, he was a ka na ee full of emes and zrizus. an outstanding dugma chaya of a chosid and yiras shamayim . an inspiring standard bearer i remember rabbi cunin from bais rivkah and his dedication and devotion. only hashem will be able to fill this void because there can never be a substitute or replacement. his incredible children and grandchildren are the greatest testimony to the substance and quality of his life. the binah yesairah of his aishes chayil are the material of the meforshim. hamakom yenachem eschem as it will be speedily haiketzu veranenu ..... i remember all of the girls i taught and how much i learned from y o u chanie lipsker
(7/12/2012 6:20:32 PM)
will never forget
B"H I was in CGI in 1958 . Rabbi Cunin was a young bochur whose birthday is at the end of the summer. He insisted on taking care of the laundry rather than have a bunk of kids so that he could spend all his time on learning ( in between making loads) because he had to prepare himself for his birthday yechidus. He spent endless hours of learning in anticipation of a yechidus that would probably last not more than a minute or two.I was blown away at this bochur's ibergegebenkeit ! How envious I was and how proud I was that Lubavitch had such bochrim and that the Rebbe had such chassidim. T.N.Z.B.H.
(7/12/2012 6:23:40 PM)
boruch dayan haemes
(7/12/2012 7:57:22 PM)
Rabbi Cunin Zl
I remember him coming to visit for Yom tov, I would always observe the way he gave so much attention to his grandchildren learning with them and telling Chasidshe stories between Mincha and Marrive..
(7/13/2012 10:00:35 AM)
The loss is great
All of the comments are scratching the surface of this man. He was a pnimi!! There was no show, no bells and whistles. Just the truth! What he held and believed no one can change his mind. He devoted much of him time to learning himself and with his children when they were young and with his grandchildren. He loved learning Torah and chasiddus in the serenity of nature where the city hustle bustle won't distract him. He was kovea itim latotah on a daily basis - shacharis and arvis as required.
Those (few) in the Toronto community who got wind of this treasure, could not get over his wealth of knowledge.
During his short illness he did not complain and accepted what G-D gave him.
May he continue to inspire us all!!
(7/16/2012 2:39:41 PM)
Dear Surie & Rochel
i am saddened to hear about your father. may he be a meilitz Yosher for all of your family & Klal Yisroel. Hamokom yenachem eschem besoich shaar evolei tziyon veeyerusholayim........There should be no more tzaar in your family! Freida Shpigelman-Mtl.
(7/17/2012 2:27:18 PM)
An Irreplaceable Treasure
Rabbi Cunin was a real pnimi who shared his hashkafos with his children and grandchildren and those he learned with. His clear thinking and wise advice will continue to resonate with those who were privileged to have a relationship with him.
(7/24/2012 9:31:22 PM)
zaidy cunin zl
my grandfather was very devoted to his grandchildren.he would call my brother here in toronto every night without fail. and when that brother went to yeshivah he learned with the next and the next. all 5 of my brothers had the z''chus of learning with him every night. whenever i would pick up the phone he would take out a couple minutes to review my chumash with me and ask me about school.
(8/30/2012 8:23:59 PM)
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