Re: why is the grandfathers name on gravestones & not the fathers name? #general


Mordechai Perlman
 

B Shaw <b848ear@...> wondered:
I'm wondering why a man's gravestone would list him as the son of [grandfather's
name] and not the son of [his father's name]. I've seen this 3 times now and
wondered if someone can tell me if there is a reason for it and if so what is that
reason, when both father and grandfather names were fully known to the family
burying the man.
I could make a conjecture. However, it would probably be more prudent to ask a
Chevra Kadisha expert. There is an international Chevra kadisha expert in New York
called Rabbi Elchanan Zohn. His number in New York is: (718) 849 9700. Ask him and
let us know what you find out.

Mordechai Perlman

MODERATOR NOTE: Rabbi Zohn's phone number above is his office number. He is the
head of the Chevra Kadisha in Queens, NY according to a google search.

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