WALTER FELDESMAN

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FELDESMAN--Walter, noted lawyer and author, 95, died on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at his Manhattan home. He attended New York University (1937) and Harvard Law School (1940). At 23, he received the Medal of Army Accommodation from the Secretary of War for a supply plan adopted by all military branches. After his own law firm, he partnered with Summit Rovins & Feldesman, then retired from Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner. He worked in many areas of law, later specializing in pro bono Elder Law. He gifted Medicare with their first dictionary of terms, releasing in April his 707-page Dictionary of Eldercare Terminology, 3rd edition, the only text of its kind used by Medicare and lay people. In 1983, The New York Times named him among six lawyers to sit on the most public boards. Accomplishments: Board Member for Sterling Bancorp until age 90 and E.G. Bowman Co. to his death; first Lawyer of the Year awardee from National Conference of Christians and Jews; Trustee of Beth Israel Hospital; Founder of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University; member Fenway Country Club and Friar's Club. His wife of 58 years, Lucille Abramson Feldesman, predeceased him in 2000. He is survived by children: Alyn and Steven Dauman, Manhattan; Jan Rudicoff, (widow of Michael) Boca Raton; Jill and James Feldesman, Rye Brook; and grandchildren Robert, Jonathan, Richard, Jared, Jennie and Jessica.

Published in The New York Times from June 23 to June 24, 2013
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