A few weeks ago we lost Efi Domb. If you knew Efi and didn’t like him, there must be something wrong with you. If you were lucky enough to know him, Efi taught you about the simplicity and beauty in life. He did not ask for much in return. He reminded you about what was important in life… family, friendship and commitment. He was a devoted husband to his wife Claudia and together they raised three beautiful and smart young women: Yael, Ilana and Emily. He was a successful owner of a business that he started all on his own after emigrating from Israel as a young adult. He provided for his family day in and day out, and his family was most important to him in life.
Besides being with his family, Efi was the happiest on a soccer field. Many young women all over Long Island will, undoubtedly, recognize his face and remember Efi. He impacted many young ladies first through coaching girls soccer for the New Hyde Park Wildcats for almost 20 years and then by refereeing and training for years afterwards with Long Island Junior Soccer League. He helped shape many young lives through the turbulent adolescent years. They would come to a game or practice and simply forget about the problems at home or just of being a teenager. Efi would just know what to say to cheer one up… he had a special gift that is hard to put into words. Efi will live on through all these lives; he will live on through his family. He accomplished in his 64 years what most people can only dream and hope to accomplish.
Soccer brought us together in life and every time I drive by a soccer field, I will forever be reminded of you, our special and dear friend. RIP Efi and thanks for the memories. We lost a great one and you truly made the world a better place. We will forever miss you!!