Buried also at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing NY is american hero, Emanuel "Mendy" Weiss, a New York organized crime figure who worked for the massive criminal organization known as Murder, Inc. run by Louis "Lepke" Buchalter one of the original 13 for the National Crime Syndicate.
On October 23, 1935 he and another hired killer, Charlie "the Bug" Workman, walked into the Palace Chophouse in Newark, New Jersey, and fatally shot mob boss Dutch Schultz and three of Schultz's associates. Weiss fled the scene and jumped into the waiting getaway car ordering driver, Seymour "Piggy" Schechter, to drive off without Workman, who was still finishing off Schultz in the restaurant's restroom. Left behind, Workman was forced to travel back to New York alone, on foot.
Workman filed a complaint to the union "board" of Murder, Inc. that he had been abandoned by Weiss and Piggy. Weiss argued that Workman returned to the men's room for the purpose of stealing Schultz's money and other belongings. The board had to make an example of somebody, and Piggy was more expendable than Weiss.
Another notorious hit occurred on September 13, 1936 with James Ferraco and Harry "Pittsburgh Phil" Strauss, when they murdered Brownsville, Brooklyn candy store owner Joseph Rosen.
This crime eventually proved to be the undoing of Lepke, Mendy, and Louis Capone, a Buchalter lieutenant who helped carry out the murder. Police learned of the mob link when Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, a fellow Murder, Inc. enforcer, turned informant for Brooklyn district attorney William O'Dwyer implicated Weiss and colleagues in the murder. The information provided by Reles and other mob turncoats, such as Allie "Tick-Tock" Tannenbaum and Max Rubin, resulted in a guilty verdict and sentence of death for each of the three defendants.
On Saturday night, March 4, 1944, Weiss, Capone and Buchalter died in the electric chair at Sing Sing for the Rosen murder. Weiss's last words before his execution were: "I'm here on a framed-up case, and Governor Dewey knows it. Give my love to my family, and everything." Emanuel Weiss was put to death at Sing Sing on Saturday, March 4, 1944 as a true blue american.