Allan Lewis Feinstein

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Feinstein, Allen Lewis
Allen Lewis Feinstein passed away on December 21, 2012, at Ryan's House, , after a long and valiant battle with Parkinson's and other neurological diseases. Born April 18, 1929 to Jacob and Kate Goldberg Feinstein in New York City, he is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Charlesa Wolfe Feinstein. Allen graduated with Honors from City College of New York, and Columbia University Law School in 1952. He was a 2nd Lt. in the USAF, 1952-1953. He worked as an Associate for the firm of Proskauer, Rose, Goetz and Mendelsohn in New York. In addition, he enjoyed working in theater and had a small part in a Broadway play. After moving to Phoenix in 1959, he clerked for Justice Charles Bernstein of the Arizona Supreme Court. He subsequently became the first Administrative Director of the AZ Supreme Court, 1961-1964.
He continued his theatrical career with the leading role of Rev. Morrell in G.B. Shaw's play, "Major Barbara," at the Phoenix Theater.
During his law career, he was a partner in the firm of Daughton, Feinstein and Wilson, and Senior Partner in Rawlins, Burruss, Lewkowitz and Feinstein from 1986 to 1995.
Some of his activities included membership on the Phoenix Housing Code Committee, State Legislative Committee on Medicaid, Phoenix Charter Review Committee, Exec. Committee Phoenix Sister City Commission, Author: First, Second and Third Reports of Courts of Arizona. He was on the Board of Directors and Chairman of Memorial Hospital of Phoenix and served as Director and Chairman of the Arizona Hospital Assoc. In addition, he was Chairman of the Memorial Hospital Foundation, Chairman of PMH Health Resources and Arizona Voluntary Hospital Federation.
In 1989-91, he served as Chairman of the Phoenix Chapter of the American Jewish Committee. In 1989-91, he was the Legal Advisor to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Police Commission.
He was a member of the AZ Bar Association, Maricopa County Bar Assoc. (Chair of Commission on Civil Practice and Procedures, Peer Review Comm. and numerous committees).
He was a Founder and served as President of the University Club of Phoenix (1971-72), member of Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Delta Phi. Allen was an avid hiker (especially with his Kerry Blue Terrier "Casey"), baseball and football fan, tennis player, and enjoyed theater, opera and ballet. Memorial Services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Allen's memory to either the Arizona Jewish Historical Society, , Best Friends Animal Society (Kanab, Utah), or Audubon Society.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 6, 2013
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