FELDER, DR. CLIFFORD E. (CHAIM TZVI) 59, died after a brief illness in Rehovot, Israel where he has lived since 1981. He was a Research Associate in Theoretical Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Dr. Felder, born in Fall River, MA. was an honors graduate of Duke University, received an MS from Brandeis University and a PhD in Theoretical Biochemistry from Iowa State University. At Weizmann, Dr. Felder has been an integral member of two teams of scientists exploring the molecular modeling of proteins, drugs and other organic/organometallic Compounds. Among his numerous publications and accomplishments, he wrote a server that calculates dipole moments of proteins. In addition to many accomplishments, Dr. Felder faced challenges in his life with a special sweetness and strength that inspired many. He enjoyed playing the piano for his family and friends. He was devoted member of his Religious community where he participated in daily study of Torah and lived his life in fulfillment of its highest ideals. On his Web page http://www. weizmann.ac.il/home/joel/group/ csfelder/felder.html, he quotes from Psalm 104, Verse 24: "How great are Thy works, Oh L-rd, with wisdom Thou hast created them all, the world is full of Thy creations." Through studying the wonders of His Creation, we come to better understand the greatness of the Creator Himself, may He be Blessed. He was the son of Louise Felder currently of Providence, RI and the late David E. Felder. He is also survived by his brother Fred of Providence, RI, and his brother Lloyd and his sister-in-law Deborah of Dartmouth, MA. He is also survived by his niece Laura, a medical student at Georgetown, and his nephew Daniel, a financial analyst in NYC. Dr. Felder was interred in Israel on January 2, 2013. Memorial Shiva week will be observed through Sunday at 30 Miles Ave and will conclude at his mother's residence at EPOCH on Butler Ave. in Providence, RI.
Published in The Providence Journal on Jan. 3, 2013