Dr. Joseph Cholewa passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at the age of seventy-three. He was a beloved husband to Elena Zinger for forty-three years. Dr. Cholewa was the son of the late Sigmund and Lola Cholewa, and he was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Lucy and Sol Daniels. He was the adored father of Paula Cholewa and Marc Ferrazzano, as well as Dan Cholewa and Hillary Cohen. Dr. Cholewa was a cherished Grandpa and ‘Duda’ to Ollie, Eva Ferrazzano, Lola, and Jack Cholewa. He was also dear brother-in-law to Gregory and Eugenya Zinger, and a loving uncle to Sandy and Alan Hersh, Bob Daniels, Debbie and Jeff Vasquez, Simon and Catherine Zinger, Katherine and Corey Miller. Joseph will be greatly missed by his family and all those who had the privilege of knowing him.
Dr. Joseph Cholewa, a son of Holocaust survivors, built a remarkable life and family from humble beginnings. His magnetic personality and charisma left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He possessed a unique ability to love his family unconditionally and demonstrated unwavering devotion toward them. Dr. Cholewa was known for his vibrant spirit and his ability to bring joy wherever he went. The void left by his passing feels insurmountable, given the profound impact he had on the lives of those around him.
A funeral service for Dr. Joseph Cholewa will be held at Paperman & Sons, located at 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Friday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m. He will be buried in the Beit Abraham Congregation Section at the Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. The Shiva will take place at 58 St. Andrew Ave. in Beaconsfield from Sunday to Wednesday, with visiting hours between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. each day. Evening services will be held at 7:30 p.m. daily. Contributions can be made in his memory to the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), either by calling (416) 840-2983 or visiting the following website: URL.
In memory of Dr. Joseph Cholewa, his loved ones and the wider community can reflect on his extraordinary life and honor his legacy by supporting the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).