Isaak Vekhnis

Day and Time of Service: Monday, March 4, 2013, at 2:00 pm.
Location of Service:  Graveside
Interment: Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, N.J.

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Isaak Vekhnis on Saturday, March 2, 2013 of Cranford.  Born in Novorossisk, Russia he lived in Riga, Latvia before moving to Elizabeth, N.J. in 1993 and then Cranford, N.J. in 2008.  He was a graduate of the Novorossisk Military Academy, Novorossisk, Russia and graduated as a commissioned officer.  He served in the Radio Corps of the Army of the U.S.S.R. for ten years and attained the rank of Captain.   After completing his military service he went to work for Riga Metalworks in Riga, Latvia where he worked for 20 years before retiring as a Vice-President in 1992.  He was a member of Bris Avrohom, Hillside, N.J..  He is survived by two daughters, Rashel Potashnik and Betty Vekhnis, both of Scotch Plains, N.J. as well as two granddaughters, Sonya and Sara and one great-grandson, Ari.