Boris Spodek, at 88 years of age, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 16 in East Hills.
A survivor of the Holocaust, Spodek and his family escaped from their home in Józefów, Poland when the Germans attacked in 1939. Staying intact as a family, they hid in the woods and crossed into Russia where they stayed until the end of the war.
After living in a displaced persons camp in Germany, Spodek and his family came to America in 1951 to start a new life. It was in New York where he met Rose, who was visiting from Cuba. Entranced by her, Boris went to Cuba to bring his love back to America, where they eventually wed on May 15th, 1960.
A devoted husband married to his wife Rose of 60 years, he went on to raise 4 daughters, all currently residing in the Long Island area.
A talented master electrician, Boris was a 50+ year member of IBEW Local 3, and created beautiful homes and infrastructure projects across the metropolitan area.
Boris, a gentle giant, touched so many lives. He will be remembered for his strength, hard work, warmth, selflessness, dedication to family and friends, kindness, generosity, loyalty, and resilience. He will be missed dearly and his legacy will live on through his beloved family, including his 11 grandchildren.
Submitted by family of Boris Spodek