In Memoriam of:

Roni Petrovski

Age: 24

From: Holon

In Loving Memory of the Innocent Souls Taken Too Soon. United in peace, their light shines on in the hearts left behind. October 7, 2023, a day of sorrow, but their memories guide us toward a hopeful tomorrow.

Roni Petrovski, 24, from Holon, was murdered by Hamas terrorists at the Supernova music festival on October 7.

His body was not identified for several weeks, and his family initially believed he had been taken hostage.

He was buried on October 26 in Holon. He is survived by his father, Sergey, and brother, Dani, as well as his grandparents. He was predeceased by his mother, Svetlana.

Petrovski was killed alongside his lifelong best friend, Sagiv Ben-Zvi, whose body was also not found for several weeks. They were buried side by side.

The two of them recently spent eight months together traveling around South America, and came back to Israel over the summer, not long before they were murdered.

Petrovski was remembered as a talented athlete, who loved hanging out with his friends and was a joyful person despite losing his mother to cancer at a young age. He worked part-time as a soccer coach for children, a sport he also played in his youth.

The medical supplies store where Petrovski worked eulogized him as “a smiley guy who was patient and empathetic, who chose to work in a field where his virtues were expressed personally and professionally in front of the elderly and the mobility-impaired customers.”

“Roni, everyone who knew you — and even those who didn’t — knew what a heart of gold you had and what a pure person you were, your whole life you only smiled and laughed and made sure to make those around you happy,” read a eulogy posted online. “We won’t forget you.”

Petrovski’s brother, Dani, told Walla news that Roni “always had love around him, he had so many friends who were worried and helped us to search for any thread of information.”

Dani told Channel 12 news, “When we were little, Roni and I had already lost our mother to cancer. We always relied on each other, supported each other, helped each other. Even though I was the big brother, I always admired him, the strength he has, his joy of life and his fairness to everyone, to all his friends and the people around him. There was always so much love around him.”
Source: The Times of Israel 

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