Denise "Denny" Feinsilver lost her seven year battle with cancer at the age of 66 on Sunday, October 6, 2013. She is survived by her husband Paul, daughter Corey, son Zachary, grandson Dylan, mom Betty, and brother, Scott. Denny's children and grandson were the pride and joy of her life. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and her M.S. from Barry College. She and her husband Paul, co-founder of FMSbonds, Inc., met in Maryland. They married a year after graduation and settled in Florida, where they resided for more than 40 years. Although family meant everything to Denny, she always made time for "giving back" and worked tirelessly to comfort those in need. She was active in The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and a founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art, but her true passion, even before contracting breast cancer, was supporting cancer research at The University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Denny was a founding member of "Friends for Sylvester" and sat on the Sylvester Board of Governors, as well as co-chairing the Board of the Founder's Society. Her proudest achievement, which will become her legacy, was the creation of "Coupons for a Cure," a program that facilitated donations to Sylvester in honor of a person or event. This overwhelmingly successful program raises a significant amount of money annually to combat cancer, and will do so well into the future. Denny was an inspiration to all who knew her. Right up until the end, other cancer patients continually looked to Denny for support, marveling at her unceasing optimism and positive mental attitude. Denny died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 9, at 11:30 AM, at Temple Beth Sholom, 4144 Chase Avenue, in Miami Beach. For those who are unable to attend, the service may be viewed online at www.tbsmb.org. Click on "Worship" and "Watch Services Online." If you wish to make a donation in Denny's memory, please direct it to The University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at 305-243-9088.
Published in Sun-Sentinel from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, 2013