|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1890|
Minsk City District, Belarus
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1944|
1st Class Private, Artillery Branch. Born in Russia; came to America in 1902. Entered the service April 2, 1918; went overseas August 14, 1918; served on Champagne front with 4th French Army from September 15 to November 1, 1918; discharged January 25, 1919.
HOTEL MANAGER DIES SUDDENLY
Abe Zorfas Dies of Heart Attack Wednesday Night in Hotel Room
Abe Zorfas, 54, manager of the Knox hotel and head of a collection agency, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in his hotel room Wednesday night at 10 o'clock.
Mr. Zorfas had complained of what he thought was an attack of indigestion earlier in the evening and only moments before his death had gone to the hotel kitchen to drink a glass of soda. He returned to his room and on sitting down on his bed, pitched forward onto the floor.
Funeral plans have not been made with arrangements awaiting the arrival here of a brother, Morris Zorfas, of Chicago. Another brother and two sisters are said to reside in the east.
Since about 1908 Mr. Zorfas had resided in Galesburg, coming here within six years after his arrival in this country from his native home in Russia. For several years he operated a drygoods store on South Seminary Street, but the last six years had been a hotel manager and owner of a collection agency.
During the first world war, Mr. Zorfas was first class private who served in the army from April 2, 1918 until being discharged January 25, 1919. He was in France from August, 1918 until after the close of the war.
GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL: MARCH 23, 1944
ABE ZORFAS SERVICES ARE HELD IN CHICAGO
Services of the Orthodox Jewish Church were held in Chicago this afternoon for Abe Zorfas, manager of the Knox Hotel, who died of a sudden heart attack Wednesday night in his hotel room. Burial was in the Waldheim Cemetery in Chicago.
GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL: MARCH 24, 1944
Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
Created by: Talbot Fisher
Record added: Aug 24, 2011
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