Abby Weiner
Abby Weiner, 89, of West Hartford, CT, formerly of Elmsford, New York, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 with his beloved wife of 56 years, Bonnie (Levine) Weiner by his side. Born in Sighet, Romania, he was the son of the late Chaim and Gittel Weiner. Abby was a survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps and was liberated from Buchenwald on April 11,1945. After emigrating to the the United States from London, he served in the U.S. military in Korea during the war. He rebuilt his life in New York and worked as a menswear haberdasher and retailer for 50 years. He was active in the Jewish communities of Westchester County, New York and West Hartford, Connecticut. Most recently he has been a sought-after speaker, sharing his experiences during the Holocaust and promoting the universal messages of peace, love of humanity, and vigilance against hatred. In addition to his wife Bonnie, he is survived by his daughter Gayle Temkin and her husband Steven of West Hartford, CT; his son, Dr. Howard Weiner and his wife Barbara of Houston, TX; and five grandchildren, Alyssa and Lily Temkin, and Hannah, Noah and Leo Weiner.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 25 at Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, CT. Interment will follow in Sons of Jacob Cemetery, 1700 Winsted Road, Torrington, CT. Shiva will be observed at 99 Beacon Hill Drive, West Hartford, CT from sundown Saturday, January 26 until the conclusion of the morning minyan on Thursday, January 31 with minyans at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Global Center for Glycogen Storage Disease, c/o JCF, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite D, West Hartford, CT 06117 ( or to the HERO (Holocaust Education Research and Outreach) Center, c/o Voices of Hope, 20 Waterside Drive, Suite 100, Farmington, CT 06032 ( are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford, CT. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Abby please visit online at

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