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May 15, 2006
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Longtime Jewish community leader Jay Yoskowitz died of a heart attack, an autopsy found. Yoskowitz, who was 59, passed away hours after burying both of his parents in New York earlier this month. Yoskowitz, who was senior vice president at the American Technion Society when he died, served in top positions at the Council of Jewish Federations, United Israel Appeal, Jewish National Fund and B’nai B’rith, and at federations in Iowa, Connecticut and Texas. Following the funeral of his elderly parents, who died hours apart, Yoskowitz returned home to begin the mourning period when he apparently choked on some food and could not be revived. An autopsy revealed, however, that he suffered a heart attack.

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