Landsman Albert Socol
daughter-in-law Elaine Socol
Albert Socol 104, passed away
peacefully January 4, 2014 in Los. Angeles.
Alter Sokol, born in
1909 in Zambrów, Poland, immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1928 at
the age of nineteen, Albert's girlfriend Rose (Rokcha) Mejzner,
followed him a year later and they married.
Just before the outbreak
of WWII, Albert managed to bring Rose's mother, Laya Mejzner, to
Canada, but lost his complete family in the Holocaust, except for
one brother, who managed to get to Israel.
In Toronto, Albert and
Rose raised two sons. With their youngest son, they moved to Los
Angeles in 1961. Albert lost his beloved Rose in 1979 and later
married Edith Malkoff. She passed away in 2005. Albert served as
treasurer on the board of Congregation Mogen David in Los Angeles
for many years.
Albert is survived by
his two sons, Harvey (Elaine) Socol of Fullerton, California, and
Lionel (Carol) Socol of Los Angeles and Cincinnati, grandchildren
David (Ayala) Socol, Marc (Margie) Socol, Randy (Heather) Socol,
Allison (Dennis) Bernstein, great grandchildren Sammy, Ellie, Naya,
Ezra, Lily, Casey, Eve, Skylar, Anna and Julia, and by Edith's two
children and families. Remembered with love by his brother's family
in Israel, by his cousin, Naomi (Socol) Bell and family in Toronto
and Minneapolis. Survived by additional cousins throughout the
United States and Canada, Buenos Aires and places unknown. Services
were held in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.