September 23, 2021

Tishri 17, 5782


Michael Schechter


Tishri 4, 5760

February 7, 1912 to September 14, 1999

Michael, born in Russia, immigrated to the United States in the 1920's. His family settled in Albany, New York. As a teenager, Mike sold newspapers and worked for a manufacturing company learning upholstering. In 1930, Mike married Rose Nonkin. They had two children, Marvin, and daughter Bobby. They lived in Newark, New Jersey and Mike opened a furniture store in 1944. He was called into the Army and was honorably discharged. In 1947, Mike and family moved to Miami Florida opened a furniture and upholstery store with brother-in-laws. Mike, known as "Pop,” was loved and enjoyed by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. They enjoyed climbing trees, hide-and-seek, eating with him and walking. Pop was an all-around gentleman and had many friends. He was a cigar smoker, and enjoyed Pinochle. He was always willing to help and was a hard worker. He will be missed, and thought of often.

US Army

Served from March 15, 1944 to December 20, 1944

Highest JWV Position

Department Commander

Post or Auxiliary

Murray Solomon Brown Post 243

Military Specialty