More than 1500 people Jammed Temple Beth Am and the adjoining streets yesterday for this funeral service for Gilbert Savransky, an honorary vice-president of the Zionist Organization of America and local Jewish leader, who was shot to death by a youth Friday night.
Mr. Savransky, a 61-year-old Cleveland attorney, his wife and another couple were about to enter a downtown Cleveland housing complex known as Park Center about 11 p.m. Friday when three youths pulled up in a car. One youth attempted to grab a purse from one of the two women, and a second youths without any provocation, shot Mr. Savransky in the abdomen. He was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital. Police are holding three 16-year-old suspects.
Mr. Savransky, who lived in suburban Tepper Pike, was scheduled to be re-elected a trustee of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland tomorrow night. He was a member of ZOA’s National Executive Committee and a former ZOA president in Cleveland, a member of B’nai B’rith and of Temple Beth Am.
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