Friends and family are mourning a Philadelphia business owner who passed away over the weekend. Maxi Senderowitsch died Saturday after a sudden illness. He was 55-years-old.
Senderowitsch was the owner of Max & Fink, an irrigation and landscaping company. He also helped build Nana’s Kitchen, a café located at the Kaiserman Jewish Community Center in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Nana’s Kitchen also prepares meals for students at Jewish Day schools.
Senderowitsch was also a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces. He is survived by a wife who owns Nana's Kitchen and four daughters who sent NBC10 a statement about their father.
"My father was an extraordinary man. One of those people that you only meet in a movie or a story. He was a renaissance man; if he couldn't buy it, he made it. He believed in equality and social justice as he acted upon it every day. 'Every problem has a solution, and sometimes it holds a sacrifice,' he would say. Along with my mother, my father lived many lives in his short stay with us. He reinvented himself everyday and strived for a better life for all of us. We thank them both for that, as they made us resilient, passionate, intelligent, and cultured.
Our parents taught us that the greatest gift is life. That we have to cherish every moment, start new projects, and have goals that reach the stars, for every day is a victory.
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They taught us that life is for the moment and to enjoy the present. That living is fruitless unless we have love, happiness, and each other. We are lucky to harvest these teachings from our parents.
If we celebrate his life, we have to celebrate it as a unity with our mother. Their love is an example for all of us. They have been inseparable since the age of 15; partners in life. Their love is an unbreakable bond that will live forever. It's so strong, that it still feeds our souls every day and for years to come.
We are so lucky to have had him as such an integral part of our lives. He left a piece of him in our hearts and everyone who has gotten to know him. His legacy will be passed on for generations to come and our grandchildren will know him like he was never gone.
He was a pacifist and always had a reason for peace. Whether we were fighting between the sisters or complaining about politics, he always had a way to look at things in an understanding way.
He was the most cultured man we know. He read every morning the US, Argentinian, and Israeli news. There wasn't a thing he didn't know. Very up to date with the latest news, especially when it came to agriculture and eco-friendly living. Through that, he always had ideas and projects to make the world a better place. Starting from himself, to his family, to the community, and the world as a whole."
"My strong, healthy, exemplary dad left us yesterday. For over two weeks he fought like the ox that he is to stay, but yesterday he finally got some peace. Such a loving and loved man, touched so many lives, that hundreds of us are missing him already.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 28th at 2:00 pm at the Har Nebo Cemetery on 6061 Oxford Avenue in Philadelphia. We will be walking him one last time to his resting place. All friends, family, and those who loved my dad are welcome to attend.
Mi papá, we have so many things to say. Thank you for forming our beautiful and united family with mom. Thank you for being, for listening, for understanding, for loving us, and for being such an amazing father. Thank you for everything that you have taught and have left with us forever, and for showing us the example of being a great man and even more so, a human being. You left us too soon, but you gave us a lot of life. We are left with your smile, and the beautiful memories of you. Thank you. I love you forever mi papá querido. I miss you already."