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3.13.20 Issue

Former Omahan Albert L. Feldman passed away peacefully at age 90 on Feb. 22, 2020 in Carlsbad, California, his residence since 1995.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Mike Feldman of San Diego, CA, and his sister-in-law, Tevee Turkel of Omaha.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ellie, his two daughters and sons-in-law, Lori Feldman and Gary Caine and Jodi and Rob Fleishman; grandchildren: Zach, Josh, Hannah, Bradley and Andrea; brother, Bernard Feldman of Houston, TX, and sister, Shirley Feldman-Summers of Seattle, WA; sisters-in-law, Sharon Cohen of Phoenix, AZ, and Sherry Feldman of Houston, TX; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Al was born Aug. 31, 1929 in Omaha to Fay and Dave Feldman. He attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and then the University of Michigan, where he received his J.D. in 1953. Al met his wife, Eleanor Bernstein, while a senior at Central High School, and they married in 1951 after Al’s first year of law school.

Al practiced law in Kansas City and Omaha for 50 years, having a distinguished career in family law, before retiring to San Diego. He was an ardent supporter of the State of Israel, often explaining that he was a “single issue” voter who first and foremost believed in the importance of Israel’s survival and strength. Al was also a passionate bridge player, becoming a life master at a young age. Al played bridge regularly with longstanding partners from Omaha and new partners he met after moving to southern California. Al was a generous, quick-witted and humorous man of great integrity, who possessed enormous intelligence and pride in his family and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Albert and Eleanor Feldman Family Israel Foundation c/o the Jewish Federation of Omaha or to the Friends of the Israel Defense Fund (FIDF).