Those We Have Lost

Michal and Guy Admoni, 51 & 25: Mother and son killed in embrace

Murdered in Kibbutz Kfar Aza on October 7

Guy and Michal Admoni (Courtesy)
Guy and Michal Admoni (Courtesy)

Michal Admoni, 51, and her son, Cpt. Guy Admoni, 25, an intelligence officer in the IDF, were murdered at home in Kfar Aza by Hamas terrorists on October 7.

They are survived by their husband/father, Doron, stepchildren/half-siblings Lali and Ran, daughter/sister Gali, and three stepgrandchildren/nieces.

The pair were laid to rest side by side in Tel Mond on October 19. Defense Minister Yoav Gallant granted a special request by Doron to allow Michal and Guy to be buried together in the cemetery’s military section.

Doron and Lali were overseas at the time of the Hamas assault, visiting Ran, who lives in California. Gali had been home for the weekend she had left to go visit her boyfriend, leaving only Michal and Guy at home.

Doron told Ynet that “Guy and Michal were found together in the safe room embracing. I knew that’s how they would find them. If they died together then it would be hugging. She didn’t leave him in life and he didn’t leave her either, also in death.”

He told 103FM that Michal repeatedly wanted to leave Kfar Aza because of the constant threat of rockets, but he and Guy said they would never leave.

Michal, an author, underwent an unsuccessful back operation 15 years ago, and was disabled. Doron told Ynet that despite her difficulties “she had a great sense of humor, she was a warrior mother to Guy and to our daughter Gali, who is a soldier in the Navy. Michal saved Gali’s life — she gave her her car so she could go visit her boyfriend and that’s why she wasn’t home.”

Noa, Guy’s girlfriend, said at the funeral that “the army and the country were always the most important to him in the world. He was different and thought differently than most, he was a man who loved the country and wanted to fight for it. I am certain that he would be content with the fact that he died protecting his home and his mother.”

Gali wrote on Instagram that her mother’s life “was not simple, but I took so many things from you, absorbed so much strength from you, thank you for giving me your strength, God must have known what I would need to deal with… Mom you taught us to dream, to dream and also to achieve, that’s the meaning of living. I will keep dreaming for you, and will try to make your dreams come true.”

She wrote that she had always wanted to be a young mother so that her children could get to know her grandparents, “but you they will only get to know through photos and stories… it hurts that they won’t get to know your silliness and your humor, that they will never know that a warm and comforting hug you have… I can only hope that I will be a mother even close to what you were for me.”

Writing about her brother Guy, Gali said that you “always worried about me, always checked if I was OK, always protected me as a big brother should. You were just so good, the best son to my parents, the best brother to my siblings, the best uncle to my nieces that you loved so much, the best boyfriend to Noa, the best friend in the world and just a good person. I was so privileged to have a brother like that.”

She added: “Guy, I will miss you, my heart will burn forever, the hole that you have left behind is so big that I will never be able to describe it in words. I still don’t know how we will keep going without you and without Mom. But I know that we will do everything in our power to immortalize you and remember you the way you would have wanted.”

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