Funeral services for Rabbi Abraham Margolis of Brooklyn, who died Monday of cornorary thrombosis, were held yesterday afternoon at his residence, 690 Willoughby avenue. Rabbi O. B. Burack officiated at the rites, which were concluded at the New Hebrew School, of which Rabbi Margolis had been principal for the past eighteen years. Burial followed at the Mark Judah Cemetery of Cypress Hills.
Rabbi Margolis was 48 years old. Born in Lithuania, he was ordained when only 18. He came to the United States several years later and shortly after his arrival gave up active work in the rabbinate to devote himself to Jewish education.
In addition to #is post as principal of the New Hebrew School, Rabbi Margolis was for many years president of the Hebrew Principals Association. Although he pioneered advanced methods of study, he also emphasized the value of traditional religious concepts.
Rabbi Margolis is survived by his widow and four sons, one of whom is Rabbi William Elargolis of Congregation Ohab-Zedek, 118 West Ninety-fifth street. The other sons are Israel, Leon and Emanuel Margolis.
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