FELDMAN NEIL BRIAN FELDMAN (Age 62) Passed away peacefully on July 30, 2015, at home with family. Born in Valley Stream, NY, Neil grew up in Roslyn, NY, attended Roslyn High School, and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. His first jobs with Motorola took him to Ft. Lauderdale and then to Austin, Texas. He founded a television post-production facility, Video Post & Transfer, in Dallas, Texas, and later an artificial 3-D film synthesis company, In-Three, in Los Angeles. An amateur radio buff, private pilot, and avid reader of science, Neil was fascinated from childhood with radio and technology. He'd hole himself up in his study creating and repairing circuit boards, computers, old radios. Family and friends knew he was the fix-it man for everything from a balky comput- er to faulty electrical wiring. Neil was always ready to help and extremely generous with his time. Neil was a kind, quiet man but he liked a good debate. Reason and logic were touchstones in Neil's life. They underpinned his interest in science, his early skepticism about religion, and his belief that in all things, scientific as well as spiritual, rationality must always prevail. But logic could only take him so far. That led him to a lifelong interest in Vedanta spirituality, which he believed to be fully consistent with his scientific background and knowledge of Einstein's equations and Quantum Theory. He responded in typical fashion to his metastatic kidney cancer diagnosis by researching and writing a guide to diet and nutrition, fully researched from scientific journals, which he distributed to other cancer patients through the Smart Patients website. In addition to numerous friends, Neil is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Judy Scott Feldman, and his lovely daughter Anna Elsa Feldman. He will be sorely missed by his sister Janet Stein, his wife's extended family, and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. Neil was predeceased by his parents Beatrice and Harry Feldman. Memorial service will be private. To send thoughts or contact the family, email [email protected]
Gifts in memory of Neil may be directed to support Dr. Hans Hammers' research at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins Medicine, PO Box 17029, Baltimore, MD 21297.Gifts in memory of Neil may be directed to support Dr. Hans Hammers' research at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins Medicine, PO Box 17029, Baltimore, MD 21297.
Published by The Washington Post from Aug. 5 to Aug. 7, 2015.