H. Stanley Feldman

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H. Stanley Feldman CHARLESTON - Howard Stanley Feldman, 60, died on Monday evening at home in Charleston, S.C. Funeral services will be held at the gravesite Wednesday, July 2, 2014 in Brith Sholom Beth Israel Cemetery (Maryville) on Sycamore Road in Charleston, SC at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Stanley was born on September 26, 1953 in Charleston, the son of Dr. Leon and the late Marilyn Feldman. He graduated from Charleston's Middleton High School in 1971, Tulane University in 1975 and University of South Carolina School of Law in 1978. Stanley was a well-respected professional in Charleston's legal community, where he pursued criminal defense work. He was practical about the law's constraint, but idealistic about its capacity for social justice. Above all, Stanley's compassion drove him to do right by his clients. Although Stanley didn't place a premium on punctuality, he was always available, not only to his clients, but to their loved ones. And although he didn't place a premium on bookkeeping, those close to Stanley can't recall a single instance when he rejected a client because they couldn't afford his services. Years later, clients would seek out Stanley to pay their respects. In recent years, Stanley developed a passion for drug court, where he helped facilitate rehabilitation and treatment for those charged with drug offenses. Through guidance and care, Stanley helped lead people to a better path, and he took great pride when his clients successfully completed the court's program. Through his affiliation with the Charleston County Bar Association, Stanley organized an annual Continuing Legal Education seminar for more than a decade at Joseph P. Riley Park prior to Charleston RiverDogs games. If law was Stanley's vocation, then baseball was his avocation. Whether he was attending in person or following from afar, Stanley loved the rhythms of the game. His love affair for baseball was never stronger than during the years he watched his son Aaron play as a member of the Tulane University varsity team, which made it to the College World Series in 2001. During the years Aaron was on the team, Stanley returned frequently to New Orleans, a city he regarded as his second home. New Orleans appealed to Stanley's idiosyncrasies, soulfulness and love of music. It was a place where he could let his heart run free. Stanley's first home was, of course, Charleston - and King Street was his front porch. With his signature ballcap and iPod earbuds, Stanley could be found jogging or strolling the city's main drag day or night. Anyone who accompanied Stanley down King Street could expect a friendly encounter every few paces. Stanley would frequently poke his head into shops to exchange pleasantries with those inside, or perhaps just start a conversation with a tourist who wore a t-shirt bearing one of Stanley's favorite teams or bands. Stanley knew King Street's every nook and cranny, every storefront, and the location of every restroom. A marathoner, Stanley frequently ran up and down the stairs of the United States Custom House at the corner of Market and East Bay Streets. And when he traveled, Stanley made a pastime out of seeking out notable judicial and legislative sites to run their stairs. Though he loved to share with friends and strangers, Stanley never dominated a conversation. He had a vast amount of knowledge about a wide range of subjects, but was, at his very heart, a listener. He was an authentic man who had a unique way of helping people believe in themselves - and they were simply happier when he was around. Stanley is survived by son, Aaron, daughter-in-law, Alana and granddaughter, Sienna, of New York; father, Leon Feldman, of Charleston; siblings, Ellen Feldman Arnovitz (Michael Plasker) of Atlanta, Stuart Feldman (Johanna) of Charleston, Nancy Feldman of New York; step-daughters, Alex and Natalie Becker of Charleston; Aunt Shirley and Uncle Arnold Prystowsky of Charleston; Aunt Lena Solomon of Boston; Aunt Sandra and Uncle Sanford Richman of Potomac, Md.; nieces, Staci Arnovitz (Sam Finkelstein) of London, Pearl Ann Arnovitz (Andrew Rosenzweig) of Atlanta, Jenny Feldman of Chapel Hill, great-niece, Maya Finkelstein of London; nephews, Kevin Arnovitz of Los Angeles, William Feldman of San Francisco, great-nephew, Cameron Finkelstein of London. Stanley is also survived by cousins, friends, shopkeepers, security guards, bailiffs at the Federal Court, clerks of court in every municipal and state court in the tri-county area, friends at the Charleston Police Department, bartenders and servers along East Bay, Market and King Streets, metermaids, mechanics, Apple Store employees, opposing attorneys, a generation of young lawyers who arrived in Charleston knowing no one whom he welcomed unreservedly, the grounds crews at College Park and at Joe Riley Park, fellow Tulane baseball parents, Omahans who sat alongside him at the College World Series, strangers the world over, and all the citizens of StanleyWorld. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the endowed H. Stanley Feldman Scholarship in Environmental Law at his alma mater, Tulane University. Contributions can be made online to Tulane University at http://Giving.tulane.edu/Feldman or by check to Tulane University, H. Stanley Feldman Scholarship, P.O. Box 61075, New Orleans, LA 70161-9986. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on July 2, 2014
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