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Rabbi Aryeh Leib Gutel

September 15th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Rabbi Aryeh Leib Gutel

אריה ליב ב"ר אברהם משה

Rav, Lake Placid, New York

Date of Death: Tue. February 8, 1944 - Shevat 14 5704

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Cemetery Details
34 Rosamond Street
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
United States



Cemetery Map:

Notes: The cemetery is located near Vine Street

Directions to Kever: Beth Hamedrash Hagadol-Beth Jacob Cemetery is located in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. Mckees Rocks is located 15 minutes from Pittsburgh, just across the Ohio River, Location: Needed

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Rabbi Leopold Gutel

Biographical Notes:

Gutel Areyeh Leib Pic
Source: Lewiston Daily Sun

Credit: Rich Boyer, Pittsburgh, PA

Credit: Rich Boyer, Pittsburgh, PA

Credit: Rich Boyer, Pittsburgh, PA

Tags: Pennsylvania · Pittsburgh, PA

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Sep 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    In 1929 he had a classified in The Jewish Criterion of Pittsburgh that read:

    “Rabbi A. Gutel, Orthodox Rabbi desires to conduct holiday services or permenant place, is willing to teach Hebrew lessons; is also Schochet, 5620 Wilkins Ave.”

    Probably that was the year when he arrived to the US, after that in 1936 we find in the same newspaper that he was one of the Rabbis of Uniontwon PA who spoke at a ceremony honoring the memory of Dr. Nuchum Sokolov (by then he already went by the name Leopold).

    At the end of his short life he accepted the position of Rabbi on Lake Placid NY in Rensselaer County – Upstate NY and surrounding areas where he passed away.

    Here is a note of his death in The Troy Record Feb. 11 1944:

    I guess his family lived in the Pittsburgh area and that his why he was brought there for burial.

  • 2 YD Miller // Sep 15, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Here is what the note reads:

    Rabbi Leopold Gutel of Lake
    Placid who has been spiritual leader
    of the Jewish community ol
    Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and
    Tupper Lake and chaplain of the
    Sunmount Veterans’ Hospital, died
    Tuesday at the Lake Placid General
    Hoeptal. He was 40 [42] years old

  • 3 J. G. Becker // Apr 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I think this is my uncle He is the son of Rabbi Avraham Gutel from Germany

  • 4 R.Ali // Nov 8, 2014 at 10:15 am

    This is my grandmother’s brother Leo. My grandmother Irma Freeman (maiden name Miriam Deborah Gutel) spoke fondly of my grand uncle Leo and she said he spoke out against the Nazis and he she thought he was run-off of the road and killed by Nazis in upstate NY.

  • 5 Abira Ali // Nov 8, 2014 at 11:15 am

    My grandma – Irma Gutel told me that her brother Leo was a rabbi in upstate NY and that he was killed by what they thought was a car bomb planted by local Nazis in the area who were opposed to his speaking out against them.

  • 6 Farshlufen // Nov 12, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Is that story real?

    No mention of it in the news reports of his passing.

  • 7 R.Ali // Nov 19, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Please delete my last entry (11/19) for this correction.

    Thank you for the historic NY newspaper link. The newspaper allowed me to find out that car crash was indeed an accident as the following article details. Rabbi Leopold Gutel never fully recovered from injuries succumbed by the car accident when he died 2/8/44.

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