Lost his courageous battle with cancer and congestive heart failure, at home, surrounded by loved ones, on Friday, April 13, 2018. Stuart, as he was more commonly known, was born in Louisville, Kentucky. After high school, he immediately enlisted in the Navy to help defend our country in World War II. He served as a communications officer in the Pacific on the USS Oneida, and until his passing, he remained a proud veteran. After the war, Stuart graduated from the University of Louisville, where he fine tuned his knowledge of business, preparing him for managing all of the financial aspects for Goldy’s Shoe Mart, a premier ladies shoe store on Preston Street.
Stuart met Norma, the love of his life, at a wedding in Louisville. It was love at first sight, and Norma was quickly convinced she needed to move from New Jersey to Kentucky, where they were blessed with 67 years of marriage. Throughout his life, he was an active member of Keneseth Israel Synagogue, serving in a variety of leadership positions. As he got older, he became an accomplished artist, and he especially loved sculpting. Stuart also took great interest in Japanese culture. He designed a beautiful Japanese garden at home, learned to raise bonsais and collected Japanese art.
Always most important to Stuart was his family. Along with Norma, his children, Debbie, Alan (Terry) and Karen (Debra); his grandchildren, Sarah and Daniel; and his sister, Carolyn Kreitman, survive him. Nieces, a nephew, and many cousins and dear friends also survive him. His parents, Goldye and Arval Feldbaum, preceded him in death. The family has been blessed to have caregivers who became important members of the family and feel great appreciation to Bola, Robin, Victoria, Yemi and Bisi. Stuart was also blessed with a caring and talented medical team, who both extended and enhanced his life. We will forever be grateful to Dr. Geetha Joseph, Dr. Morris Weiss, Dr. Sal Ciliberti, Dr. Priya Balikrishna and Dr. Mitchell Kaplan.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 16th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 12 Noon. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Keneseth Israel Congregation.