James Barnett Feibel
1933 - 2018
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Feibel, James Barnett
1933 - 2018
James Barnett Feibel, age 85, of Columbus, Ohio, died October 6, 2018. He was born June 17, 1933, to the late Pearl and Troy Feibel. Former Partner-in-Charge of the law firm Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff. Graduate of Columbus Academy, Yale University and Michigan Law School. Past President of Columbus Jewish Foundation, Mount Carmel (Hospital) Foundation, Past Board Chair of Heart of Ohio Family Health Centers, and Trustee of Columbus Speech and Hearing Center, Jewish Family Services and Special Counsel to Ohio Attorneys General Brown, Celebreeze and Fisher. He was the Founding President of Temple Beth Shalom (his "5th child"). A lifelong community servant, he was a certified foster parent to over 100 infants, received the Mandelkorn Award from the Columbus Jewish Federation, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from The Columbus Academy. He was recognized for exceptional service and leadership by Temple Beth Shalom, the Ohio State Bar Association as the "Pro Bono" Lawyer of the Year and the City of Columbus with the Mayor's Community Volunteer Award. Survived by wife over 62 years Babette (Abel) Feibel, children Julie (Randal) Friedlander, Karen (James) Aronoff, Lauren (Bennett) Cohen, and Jonathan (Lori Ann) Feibel; Grandchildren: Jeffrey (Caroline), Troy (Bryanna), and Katie Friedlander, Andrew (Phillip), Jennifer, David and Elizabeth Aronoff, Adelaide, Annabelle, and Julius Feibel, Sarah, Brendan and Jacob Cohen; Great Grandchild: Jonah Friedlander; brother Donald (Ronni) Feibel, and sister Barbara (Ron) Robins and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Schoedinger Midtown Chapel, 229 E. State St. Monday, October 8, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, October 9 at Temple Beth Shalom, 5089 Johnstown Rd. New Albany. Burial will follow at Green Lawn Temple Beth Shalom section. Shiva will be observed at the home of Jonathan and Lori Ann Feibel on Tuesday from 7-9pm or Thursday from 7-9pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim's memory can be made to the Columbus Jewish Foundation – James B. Feibel Memorial Fund www.columbusjewishfoundation.org Online guestbook at www.schoedinger.com and www.epsteinmemorial.com

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2018.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Calling hours
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Funeral service
11:00 AM
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Burial
Green Lawn Temple Beth Shalom section
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Shiva
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the home of Jonathan and Lori Ann Feibel
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Shiva
07:00 - 09:00 PM
the home of Jonathan and Lori Ann Feibel
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October 19, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Pat & Eddie Grayson
October 18, 2018
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Irene Knapp
October 10, 2018
Mr. Feibel was instrumental in my purchase of The Lamp Shade, and also provided guidance when I refinanced the original loan for the store. He was always very helpful and kind. My sincere sympathy to his family and many friends. Marianne Lannan
Marianne Lannan
October 9, 2018
We never had the privilege of knowing Jim. But, we have had a sense of the man through our friendship with Bob Shamansky (of blessed memory). Additionally, in 1996 we purchased the South Harding Road home that Pearl and Troy built and in which they raised exceptional children. Today, the home feels a bit sadder.
David and Nanci Gobey
October 9, 2018
Beautiful man who created an amazing family. As Sam and I listened today to all the incredible thoughts on an extraordinary life, I truly felt unworthy. Not sure I have ever been to a funeral where I left thinking not only has the family and community suffered a huge loss but the world has as well. Prayers to all. Rex.
Rex Elliott
October 9, 2018
Sending our condolences to the Feibel Family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Keep your fondest memories close to your hearts as they will bring you comfort.
Debbie and Dan Charna
Debbie and Dan Charna
October 8, 2018
CONDOLENCES SANDY AND KENNY KAUFFMAN
SANDY AND KENNY KAUFFMAN
October 8, 2018
Family Members,
Central Ohio has lost
one of its finest residents.
We are all thankful for
Atty. Feibel's life-long
contribution to Central
Ohio. Our prayers are with you at this time.
Rev. Ron Hooker
Ron Hooker
October 8, 2018
Guttadore
October 8, 2018
Barbara, Julie, Lisa and I were so saddened to learn of Jimmy's passing! We all adored Jimmy. I have so many great memories going all the way back to my childhood. Jimmy was such a good person who had a great demeanor and always had time for you when you wanted to talk to him. Jimmy will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with the entire family at this time.

Jim Rubenstein
October 8, 2018
We are so saddened by this news. May his memory be for a blessing.
Beverlee and Stewart Jobrack
October 8, 2018
Cindy and I send our sincerest condolences to Babbette and the Feibel family. He will be missed at TBS.
I will miss his stories about the founding of Temple Beth Shalom, especially how the open window became our symbol and heritage.
Jan Cohen
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