Sudden Petira Of Young Man In Front Of Gefen Brooklyn Warehouse [UPDATED 8:15PM EST]


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8:15PM EST: (EARLIER REPORTS BELOW) YWN regrets to inform you of the sudden Petira of Yehuda Perr Z”L, who was Niftar from an apparent heart attack. Hatzolah had received reports of a man struck by a tractor trailer at the Gefen warehouse on 2nd Avenue in Brooklyn, and upon their arrival found him not breathing.

He was transported to Lutheran Trauma Center, where he was R”L pronounced dead. The NYPD Accident Investigation Team conducted an investigation, and it was determined that he was not struck by the vehicle, but rather died of a heart attack, and fell off the loading dock behind the truck.

R’ Yehuda was 45-years-old, and was a resident of Flatbush.

The Levaya for Yehuda Leib ben Eliezer (Perr), will be today, Thursday, at Shomrei Hachomos 4218 Fort Hamilton Avenue at 1:00PM. The Kvura will be at Beth David cemetary in Elmont, NY.

5:30PM EST: Hatzolah is on the scene of a pedestrian struck in front of the Kedem warehouse, at 29th Street and 2nd Avenue, in Brooklyn. The victim is reportedly in critical condition, and was struck by a tractor-trailer.

He has been transported to Lutheran Trauma Center by Hatzolah Paramedics in Traumatic Arrest.

The NYPD’s Accident Investigation Unit has been requested to the scene.

UPDATE 6:00PM EST: The victim has R”L been pronounced dead at the hospital.

Misaskim is on the scene of the incident.

UPDATE 7:24PM EST: Although Hatzolah was dispatched to reports of a person struck by a tractor trailer, and the victim was treated as a pedestrian struck, it is possible that he may have had a heart attack, or a stroke. The NYPD is on the scene conducting an investigation.

Further details will be published shortly.

(Dov Gordon – YWN)


  1. Baruch Dayan HaEmes.

    This is absolutely crazy! Every day another person is being struck by a vehicle! What is wrong with this world??!

  2. Yehuda perr really had a special neshama! I had the zchus of knowing such a person.I rember him being my Bus Driver in 4th grade. Did he pass away crossing the street? Please update us on levaya details…

  3. יהודה, תחסר לכולנו
    מי היה מאמין,, רק היום בבוקר דיברתי איתך
    ועכשיו אתה כבר לא כאן


  4. What a pure neshoma, lived an unusual life. Hope he is mochel all those who doubted him…..A fixture in our community, this gentle giant will be very sorely missed.
    May he be a melitz yosher for all of klal yisroel, amen. Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.

  5. Yehuda Yehuda, what a dear neshomoh, your smile will always be missed.
    On the bus when we drove together, it was always Yehudah cheering us up. Let’s not have it wrong, Yehudah had no easy life, but still had his signature smile.
    Shock and and disbelief is an understatment when Losing such a Teyerre neshomah as Yehudah.
    Should you be a Melitz Yosher to your family and all of us.
    And here I am asking Mechila if I ever did something bad to you & I hope you forgive all of us, we didn’t mean to cheppe you, כי לב האדם רע מנעוריו, that’s human nature. but a lesson from now on to watch on Kovod Ho’Odom more.

  6. Oh yehuda it was just 2 weeks ago that I was working with you ! You were such a special person ! You were a heart of gold I personally want to thank you for bringing me to rabbi twerskythurshday night chumash shiur to participate in torah learning and for bringing me to Mr.Ronni cohens workout shop

  7. Trucker Yitz Vann
    yehuda perr you will be missed. your sudden passing is shocking to all whose life you touched. 45 yrs on this world doesnt seem long enough, but god makes all those decisions. may your eternal life in nheaven be blessed.

  8. Baruch Dayan Emes! The Levaya for Yehuda Leib ben Eliezer (Perr), will be tomorrow, Thursday, at Shomrei Hachomos 4218 Fort Hamilton Avenue at approximately noon. The Kvura will be at Beth David cemetary in Elmont, NY.
    Hamokom Yenachem Eschem B’soich Sha’ar Avalei Tzion V’Yerushalayem. May we only know of Simchos!

  9. How very sad…Yehuda was a good person, he had a good neshoma. We all need to learn something from this tragic loss…to go out of our way to help those in need. Yehuda had so much life in him and it was cut way too short. He will be greatly missed.

  10. BDE
    Terrible shock. It’s true he was a gentle giant. He was surounded by good friends who he admired and was machshiv. Good friends are very important. I still don’t believe it. wow.
    Yehi Zichroi Boruch.

  11. Yehuda Perr was a giant of a man. He was one of those people that were bigger then most, yet he was gentler then a lamb. I have known him for several years, and he always had a smile on his face. He will be missed by all.

  12. Boruch Dayan Ha’emes

    Mentch I’m in total SHOCK, you were just in Lakewood and you ate by me. The many hours we spent together, You touched so many lives. With all the difficult challenges, you were being mecahzek yourself and others. I hope your wish of being put to rest in Lakewood would be honored. since you had a heart of gold, and would do anything for anyone, it would be nice if all your friends get together and open up a chesed foundation in your memory. May you be a good malitz yosher for all of us.

  13. I did not know him very well when I got older but as kid I always remembered him and loved when he would come to my house to visit or eat a suda on shabbos bec I remembered him as the big huge jolly fun guy that I just enjoyed his being around and just to sAy hello to him was such a joy and I loved it and till this very day I always would have like to see him again


  14. such a sad life such a sad death – yet always showed the world his smile – may his good deeds to humanity and his suffering bring him to gan eden and menucha – we need mashiach – how many more tragedies do we need – baruch dayan emes

  15. Y ou went through life day by day
    E veryone who hears what happened has only good to say
    H ashem gave you challenges and many a test
    U ltimately you passed and stood tall above the rest
    D ayan Ha’emes has made his decree
    A meilitz for klal yisroel you should be !

  16. Yehuda. may you rest in peace, I was shocked and saddened to the news. I cant come to see your GUF/body laid to rest, with the snow we have and my own situation rite now.
    If I ever didn’t do rite by you, I ask forgiveness. How many countless hours and miles gone by that we were on the cell phone together, to keep each other awake at the wheel or just to pass the time, or just to reach out to a person that wasn’t sleeping in the middle of the night.
    The last time we saw each other, at Liberty Kosher Pizza, we had a good time.
    You will be missed.

  17. Boruch Dayan HaEmess; Yehuda, your brothers will praise you.יודא אתה יודוך אחיך All the comments were from the heart. He was truly special. He had a short, but very difficult life and in spite of everything he always had a smile on his face and always eager to help others. The first time I encountered him (Yehuda a”h) was soon after his Bar Mitzvah. He was a handsome young man. Who would –at that time– have thought about all the difficulties he would go through in life?!. Yet overcome them all and still have a happy disposition. Yehuda. I wish that I could have done more for you or responded stronger to your requests in time of need.