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May 20, 1929 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Albany - It is with deepest sorrow and heartbreak that we are announcing the passing of our beloved and treasured Dad, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa, Mikhail Sigal, on October 19th, 2023 - 4 Cheshvan 5784.
He was born in Ukraine in the small village: Mahnovka on May 20th, 1929 to Aron and Rivka Sigal. He was the youngest of the three children. He grew up in Moscow, Russia. His teenage years were plagued by WWII, witnessing the horror of the holocaust and brutal annihilation of many of his relatives and friends.
He was the first college graduate in his family, persevering through famine and extreme poverty. Upon graduation from a military academy with high honors and served as a Naval AirForce engineer. He met his future wife and our mom and grandma. She was accompanying him in all military movements, dividing with him all hardship of the living on the military bases. They had a daughter, Mila.
The family resided in Moscow after an honorable discharge from the army in 1960. He worked as an engineer, and helped raise his two granddaughters.
The family moved to the United States to escape growing persecution of the Jews in 1991. He volunteered in daycare as a foster grandpa for 20 years. He always helped people around him and took genuine interest in the lives and wellbeing of others. He had a wonderful sense of humor and an infectious laugh. He loved teaching children physics, math, history and chess. He was a skilled basketball player and an avid boxer in his youth, something he always remembered fondly.
He always gave us his love, encouragement and care. He took deep pride in all of our accomplishments and inspired us to grow as resilient human beings with grit and determination.
He is greatly missed and will always be remembered by all of us and everyone who knew him. His light will shine in the hearts of those who survive him; his daughter Mila, Son-in-Law Anatoliy, Granddaughters Alla and Olya and Great-grandchildren: Samuel, Michael, Rose, Roswyn, Genevieve, Elizabeth. Baruch Dayan Ha’emet.
The funeral will be held at Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206 on Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 2:30 pm. He will be laid to rest at Ohav Shalom Cemetery