Manny (Manes) Kornicki, of Roslyn Heights, died on May 7, 2006 at North Shore Hospital of cardiac arrest. He was 81 years old. Born in Siedlce, Poland where he grew up, he was one of four children. He was from a long line of shoemakers.
Mr. Kornicki fled with his family to the Soviet Union when World War II broke out and the Nazis invaded his town. He lived in Siberia and Uzbekistan where he met Brucha Schulklapper another Jewish teenage refugee from Poland. After the war he looked for her in Germany where they were both displaced refugees. They married and had a daughter.
While in Heidenhem, Germany he worked with the Irgun to bring European refugees to Israel. In 1951 they immigrated to the United States. He tried many trades - shoemaker like his father and uncles, hat maker and finally became a successful businessman when he and his wife ran a local bakery in Flushing Queens until they retired in 1997.
Mr. Kornicki is survived by his wife and his daughter Marian of Tiburon, CA.