Samuel Nachtigal, 91 years of age, of West Hartford, died on Sunday, February 16, 2014. He was the husband of the late Helen R. (Cypel) Nachtigal. Born in Poland, he was the son of the late Moshe and Lea (Markfeld) Nachtigal. A Holocaust survivor, he lived in Israel for many years, and arrived in the United States with his family in 1961. He owned Sam’s Plumbing and Heating. He was a member of the United Synagogues of Greater Hartford in West Hartford. Sam was the cherished father of Jayne Mead of Leonia, NJ, Mark Nachtigal and his wife Barbara of West Hartford, and Rose Blum of West Hartford. He was also survived by ten loving grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first born infant son Baruch; his beloved family who perished in the Holocaust; as well as by his two brothers.
Funeral services will be held TODAY, Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi David J. Small officiating. Interment will follow in United Synagogues of Greater Hartford Memorial Park, 1361 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield. Shiva will be observed at the home of his daughter, Rose Blum, 101 Hilldale Rd., West Hartford, Tuesday following the funeral through 7:00 PM and Wednesday evening 4:00- 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC 20024. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Sam, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.