We mourn the passing of Norberto Zylbersztajn
Norberto Zylbersztajn was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, emigrated to the United States in 1962 and served in the Navy during the Vietnam War.
Z, as he was known, spent much of his adult life helping others in his social services’ career. He spent years working with youth at Concilio
Hispano and then, later in life, with recovering addicts at Askia Academy/Dimock. Most recently, Z had been a site manager with Caritas Communities, a perfect fit for his strict brand of caring.
Z did have his own taxi company in the 90s, Conquering Lion of Judah Cab, with an ites, gold and green logo.
As much as Z helped others in his professional life, he was 10 times more caring as a family man. He was the original girl-dad before it was even a thing. His daughters will convince you Dad was the best, for hours on end. Z made everyone laugh with his jokes and made everyone feel heard and seen with his heart. Norberto was an amazing husband, father and man who will be deeply missed and forever loved.
Norberto “Mr. Z” “Bere” Zylbersztajn of Boston, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Tuesday, June 8 at age 71. He was preceded in death by parents Rose and Morris Zylbersztajn and brother Jaime Zylbersztajn of Patterson, NJ. Norberto is survived by his wife Elsa Brenda Zylbersztajn Prevost of Boston; daughters: Neshamah Zylbersztajn and Gabriela Zylbersztajn, her partner. Jamal Forrest and their beautiful daughter, Raiden of Boston. He is also survived by his ex-wives Lourdes Sariol of Boston and Rena Rosenbush Katz of Daytona, FL. Norberto is also survived by his stepdaughters Shanna, Porshia and Nyleve of Boston.
Please join us for a memorial service to celebrate the life of Norberto! We will gather together on Tuesday, June 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Winthrop Elks, 191 Washington Ave, Winthrop to remember our wonderful friend who will be greatly missed. Please bring your fondest memories of Mr. Z to share with family and friends.
Eulogized by Christopher Field. Light refreshments served.