| After Abraham Rogarshevsky
passed away in July 1918, the Congregation Sons of Telsh, which was the
family's landsmanshaft or mutual aid society provided his family
with both practical and spiritual support. Members of the society's chevra
kaddisha, or "holy society" prepared Abraham's body for
burial and arranged for it to be transported by the undertaker, Abraham
Gutterman to a plot in Mount Zion Cemetery, located in Maspeth, Queens.
"Muhammed, the last prophet says if
any person dies, as soon as possible, you have to bury him. In
Bangladesh, if the person dies in the morning, maybe by afternoon we're
going to do the funeral, grave, everything. When a
person dies, they don't have to call the funeral or the police or health department,
there is no system. They don't issue any death certificate. In
this country, you have to follow the rules and regulation. You have to
wait to bury someone. Also, if they're going to send the dead body to
Bangladesh, you have to wait at least three or four days."