Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saul Klausner of 5 Towns drowns in Vacation Village Pool

 Five Towns man died yesterday afternoon after being found at the bottom of a Loch Sheldrake swimming pool.

Saul Klausner reportedly spent approximately 30 minutes in a hot tub at Vacation Village before going into the swimming pool. He was found at the bottom of the pool at approximately 5 PM by a teenage girl who ran to get help.

Hatzolah, Fallsburg police and New York State troopers all responded to the emergency call and Hatzolah began CPR at Vacation Village. Klausner was transported to the Loch Sheldrake fire station where he was airlifted to St. Francis hospital in Poughkeepsie, where he was pronounced dead.

“They worked on him extensively for a while,” Yanky Meyer of Misaskim who was on the scene told VIN News. “They got a pulse, lost the heartbeat while they were flying and got it going again on the way to St. Francis.”

Klausner, a chazzan who lived in Lawrence  was 71 years old.
Residents of Vacation Village were distraught as word of Klausner’s death spread over Shabbos.
“He was a fine man and it was a pleasure to know him,” said Vacation Village resident Naftali Faska.

Klausner is survived by his wife Susan and two children. The levaya will take place on Sunday at noon at Boulevard-Riverside Chapel in Hewlett


Anonymous said...

This is totally fraught with errors.

Dusiznies said...

To 11:01
Is he still Alive?

Anonymous said...

Whoever said this is fraught is an awful human being.

David Klausner said...

Cantor Saul H. Klausner had just celebrated his eighty-fourth birthday a month before his sudden passing. He was a chazzan for over fifty years, officiating since his Bar Mitzvah. He resided in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. for over thirty years before moving to Lawrence in Nassau County, during which he spent his summers upstate in Vacation Village with his loving family.