Peter Jablonski

  • "Peter and Sabina were for over 50 years our wonderful..."
    - clary assman
  • "There are miracles in this life after all and now you can..."
    - Rachel Flug
  • "may god bless peter and all that survived or died in that..."
    - Brianna Martin.
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    - Rabbi Chai Cohen
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    - Jaime Graber

JABLONSKI, Peter (Fryszberg, Nachman) - Holocaust Survivor Peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Valleyview Residence. He is survived by Sabina his loving wife of 65 years. Peter was born in Lublin, Poland and lost his parents Yankel and Etla and his beloved sister Regina who all perished in the Holocaust in addition to other family members. Peter survived two ghettos and two concentration camps. Peter's selfless acts of kindness, generosity and bravery lead him to save the lives of many during the war. Peter smuggled his seven year old cousin George Mandelbaum out of the Warsaw ghetto. He also rescued and hid Walter Saltzberg who was 13 years old at the time and treated him as a father does a son. Peter impacted so many lives and left a lasting legacy. He is survived by his sister-in-law Helen Bandrowski, his nieces and nephews Barbara and Charles Wojtas, Anne and Paul Williams and Andrew and Donna Bandrowski and many great-nieces and nephews. Also survived by his cousins George and Bonnie Mandelbaum and their children Eric and Jennifer, Allison and Jon Smilowitz and cousins Marvin and Norma Flancman and their children, Marilyn London, Sharon Flancman and Alan Flancman and their children. Also survived by dear friends Walter Saltzberg, the grateful boy he saved in Poland and his children George Saltzberg and Timothy Swift and Jack and Anna and many dear friends. A special thank you to all the nurses and staff at Valleyview Residence and especially to his angels Choekyi, Marilyn, Hema, Tenzin and Youdon. A graveside service will be held at the Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Community Section on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1-888- 939-3333, or to Yad Vashem, 416-785-1333.

Published in the Toronto Star on July 18, 2011
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