Rafi MK Degani laid to rest in Kfar Vitkin

July 30, 2012 13:56

Former MK Amos Degani passed away on Saturday at age 86. He was buried in Moshav Kfar Vitkin on Sunday.

Degani was a member Knesset from 1957-1969. He was voted in as a member of the Mapai faction in the third through fifth Knessets, breaking off from the party in 1965 to become a founding member of David Ben-Gurion's Rafi party. In 1968, he joined Labor, which in 1969 became part of the Alignment.After his tenure in the Knesset, Degani was a member of the Histadrut's coordinating committee and served as the head of the Hefer Valley Regional Council from 1975 to 1995.

Degani leaves behind a wife, Teresa, two daughters, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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