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.