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The world is less bright with the sudden passing of Oskar Brecher. Beloved husband to Adrienne Albert, devoted father to Matthew, brother to Rivka and Chaim Reich, Rachel and Robert Gluck, Shoshanna and Bernard Halpern. Friend, world traveler, architect, philanthropist, joke teller, story teller, wine connoisseur, foodie, Renaissance Man and over all lover of life, left this world too soon to celebrate his upcoming 70th birthday on July 25th. As Executive VP Director of Development for The Moinian Group, his intellect, love of learning, and tireless energy made him a force in the industry. His infectious, engaging, intelligent personality will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral Services will be held at Temple Israel of the City of New York, 112 East 75th, 9:30am on Wednesday.

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Published in New York Times on Apr. 19, 2016.
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May 16, 2021
Oskar, you were a wonderful boss and an all around amazing human being. You are missed and not a week goes by at work that I don’t think of you.
Shelly Tristani
September 24, 2020
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Oskar - You were the first person in the industry to give me a chance. Until this day I am awe of your intelligence, humour, kindness, and depth. Thank you for all the inspirations.
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Lizzie LI
June 25, 2020
Four years late, and a thousand miles away, I'm learning of this tragedy and your loss. Matthew had a great dad in Oskar, whose pride in his then newborn son was obvious by the twinkle in his eye at the mention of his name. Your marriage was envious. May his memory be a blessing, Adrienne.
Sandy A.
April 16, 2020
Rest in peace Oszi , my sincere condolences to the family , you were one of the significant person in my life , you are still in my memories . God bless

Avraham (Zoli) Iczkovits
September 20, 2016
My sincere condolences to Oskar's family. Oskar and I were classmates at Harvard Business School, Class of 1974. We shared the same dorm, Chase Hall, during our first grueling year (1972-1973). I remember Oskar as a charming, intellectual personality who liked to play chess. It was impossible not to like and admire Oskar. God bless.
Dana Pasternak
April 28, 2016
To adrian and matthew
May you continue to build on Oscar's legacy of giving. I know as Rivka's son in law that he was a good brother
So may the family just get closer in his merit.
May God give you comfort amongst the mourners in zion
Ari Cutler
April 25, 2016
Sincere condolences goes out to the Brecher family for your sad loss. May GOD be with the family as you mourn your loss.
April 22, 2016
There are truly no words to express how the Universe is lessened by the passing of such a warm, generous, loving soul.
Deborah Albert
April 22, 2016
Dear Adrienne and Matt,
No words can express how sorry I am for your sudden loss. On the wonderful 4th of July, 2013 weekend I got to know a bit of Oskar...a wonderful, kind and generous man...husband, father and friend. My heart goes out to you both. Please accept my sincere condolences. With friendship and love, Katherine Van de Mark
Katherine Van de Mark
April 21, 2016
It is a very sad news. Oskar was my childhood friend and we went together to the same primary school. He was very clever and smart and was the first who participated in so cold
" Mathematics Olimpiada " in Satu Mare . The highest level person I never met. Three years ago he joined us to visit Moma museum in New York and we found out how deep is his knowledge in different areas.We planed to meet soon. Dear Osi , I will miss you very much and I want to attach here your last email to me :

Thank you for relaying a look into the future. I can hardly wait. I trust that you and your family are well.

My latest encounter with age was recently at the 45th Reunion of my fellow architecture graduates. I expected to meet there 18-20 young guys like me. It turns out that it was a reunion of 18-20 seventy year old men.

I am still working at least full time. So is Adrienne. Despite all this work we still travel as much as we can. We would love to see you guys. Please make sure that if you come back to the US that you let us know.

Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year! Let's get together soon.

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Dear Adrienne and Mathew , May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dear Osi , you always will be in my heart
Iczkovits Avraham ( Zoli) Israel
April 20, 2016
Oscar and I attended the McGill School of Architecture in what, now, seems a lifetime ago. Although we went our separate ways after graduating, his passing leaves, for me, and all of his former classmates, only the fondest of memories.
Danny Goodz
April 20, 2016
I remember meeting Oskar....and perhaps from only one or two meetings, my memory was of a bright, utterly charming, and endearingly wonderful man. My deepest condolences to Adrienne, their family and those closest to the dear Oskar. gayle (sister of Jill Grenuk)
gayle taryn
April 19, 2016
Oskar was a true professional and left us to early.Our Deepest Sympathies to Adrienne and Mathew from The Tishman / AECOM Construction Family.He will be missed.Jay Badame,CEO Tishman.
Jay Badame
April 19, 2016
Adrienne and Matthew I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am fortunate to have met with him on Sunday at the house in the Berkshires. We had a long conversation that was welcoming and encouraging. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jeff & Bailey van Lingen
April 19, 2016
For more than thirty years, you have shared your brilliance, intelligence, and marvelous sense of humor. You will be missed, Oskie, and the void will be insurmountable. My sincere love and sympathy to Adrienne and Matthew. Rest in peace.
Carol Smith
April 19, 2016
Oskar was a wonderful and caring boss. I feel fortunate to have known him. He will be truly missed.
Shelly Tristani
April 19, 2016
Dear Oskar, We are so much poorer without you; a man of grand stories, humour, facts, food + wine. Was there ever a question you did not know the answer to? I doubt it. My love + thoughts to Adrienne + Matthew at this sad time
Diana McMeekin
April 19, 2016
I am very sorry to hear about Oscar's untimely passing. Our paths intersected from the time our families arrived to Israel and continued when both families came to Montreal. He will be badly missed by the huge number of friends he had.
George Gross
April 19, 2016
La perdita immensa di un meraviglioso amico. Mi mancherai.
Angela Di Carlo
April 19, 2016
I am very fortunate to have had Oscar as a friend and client. I shall miss him.
Condolences to the family.
Maxine and Scott Ehrenpreis
April 19, 2016
Oskar was a warm, smart, eclectic, fun, funny and generous human being...a real renaissance man. But what we'll miss most is the loss of this wonderful and devoted friend.
Adrienne and Matthew- we can't imagine the hole this will leave in your heart and life. We wish that you find the strength to deal with the loss and be comforted by your many wonderful memories.
Magda and Peter
Magda & Peter Benedek
April 19, 2016
A real gentleman. He will be missed.
Daniel Sciannameo
April 19, 2016
How we will miss the ever engaging, supremely intelligent and delightful Oskar. He was a polymath. He was the essence of joie de vivre.
Marilyn Blumberg Cane
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