This week, our dear friend, Uzi Nissan, lost his life to the ongoing global pandemic, COVID19. He is mourned by his family, Samra, Ariel, and Dvir, as well as other family members and many friends from Raleigh to Jerusalem.
In the 1970s Uzi immigrated to the United States, first landing in New York, and eventually settling in North Carolina where he lived most of his life, established many friendships, and created countless memories.
Uzi was an entrepreneur, always thinking of new ideas for businesses and for ways to help his community and those around him. Uzi was also a fighter who always stood up for what he believed in. He fought hard in a lengthy court case against a large corporation, Nissan motors, for 8 years and emerged victorious. While others may have given up, Uzi kept fighting. He was a man of principle and he always stuck to his guns.
Uzi was passionate about politics and felt strongly about the maintenance of a strong, healthy relationship between his chosen home, the United States, and his country of birth, Israel. His car was impossible to miss: a large SUV with Israeli flags waving from the windows. He was able to pass his passion for politics and Israel to his children, providing them the ability to see his vision while also growing as strong individuals.
Uzi was always filled with happiness and laughter. He loved attending and hosting social gatherings and would always jump at any opportunity to be surrounded by friends and family. From Shabbat dinners, to Jewish holidays and thanksgiving, Uzi was always there with a smile on his face. He loved spending time with his two children, Dvir and Ariel, and was immensely proud of both of them.
Uzi was a gracious and generous man, always helping people in any way possible way and going above and beyond to make others happy and comfortable. We are mourning his loss and are sad that he is no longer with us.
This GoFundMe has been set up on behalf of Uzi Nissan to support his family, Samra, Ariel and Dvir, in their path to graduation from high school and college, as well as covering any medical or other expenses the family has accumulated after Uzi’s passing.