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Koppel, Yehuda

Male 1917 - 2006  (89 years)

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  • Name Koppel, Yehuda  [1
    Born 16 Jun 1917  Kalish, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Name Lee Koppel  [3
    _UID C1035ECD975E4F758D119CDEC170B5EE94A4 
    Died 25 Sep 2006  New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I17478  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2018 

    Family Goldman, Zipora 
     1. Koppel, Dan V.
    +2. Koppel, Gil E.
    +3. Koppel, Abigail Sara
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F6468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • KOPPEL--Yehuda. September 25, 2006 in New York. Mr. Koppel, 89, was born in Kalish, Poland to Chaim and Sara Koppel. He left Poland at the age of 16 and resettled in Palestine. Mr. Koppel joined the British Army and was a member of the Jewish Brigade. He fought in WW II in Europe and retired from the British Army with the rank of Major. Mr. Koppel played an important role in the founding of the State of Israel as a leader in the Haganah. In the 1950's, he moved to New York where he opened the first American office of El Al, Israel's national airline, and where he lived until his death. Mr. Koppel was an avid reader of history and the classics, fluent in multiple languages, and a life master tournament bridge player. His love of family gave great meaning and joy to his life. He is survived by his wife, Zipora Goldman Koppel; sons Dan Koppel and Gil Koppel, daughter Abigail Koppel Wexner and son-in-law Leslie H. Wexner; & grandchildren Lee Koppel & Harry, Hannah, David, and Sarah Wexner.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1060] Obituary.

    2. [S85] Petition For Naturalization.

    3. [S85] Petition For Naturalization, Index. Name Change 1966 (Reliability: 3).