A new grandfather, Asher Anshil Isaac was in physical rehabilitation when he contracted and lost his battle with COVID-19 in April, during the first days of Passover.

An accountant by trade, he was known to be a happy and easygoing person, despite the challenges he faced in his lifetime.

His journey to finding his life partner took longer than usual for a member of the Chassidic community, and once married, the couple waited for many years before they were able to have children.

Eventually, the Isaacs were blessed with a daughter and son.

In 2019, they welcomed their first grandson. At the newborn’s brit milah, witnesses recall seeing Isaac break down in tears of joy.

Soon after the family milestone, Isaac suffered a stroke and fought bravely to regain his speech and mobility. It was in rehabilitation that he developed symptoms of the coronavirus.

He is survived by his wife, two children and grandson.

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