Albert L. Feldman, formerly of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2020, in Carlsbad, California, his residence since 1995. He was 90 years old. Al was born August 31, 1929, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Fay and Dave Feldman. He attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and then the University of Michigan, where he received his J.D in 1953. Al met his beloved wife, Eleanor Bernstein, while a senior at Central High School, and they married in 1951 after Al’s first year of law school.
Al practiced law in Kansas City and then Omaha for approximately 50 years, having a distinguished career in family law, before retiring to San Diego. Al was an ardent supporter of the State of Israel, often explaining that he was a “single issue” voter who first and foremost believed in the importance of Israel’s survival and strength. Al was also a passionate bridge player, becoming a life master at a young age. Al continued to play bridge regularly with longstanding partners from Omaha and new partners he met after moving to southern California. Al was a generous, quick-witted and humorous man of great integrity, who possessed enormous intelligence and pride in his family and friends.
Al is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ellie, his two daughters and sons-in-law, Lori Feldman and Gary Caine of San Rafael, CA, and Jodi Fleishman and Rob Fleishman of Placentia, CA; grandchildren: Zach, Josh, Hannah, Bradley and Andrea; brother, Bernard Feldman of Houston, TX, and sister, Shirley Feldman-Summers of Seattle, WA. Al was predeceased by his brother Mike Feldman of San Diego, CA. His sister-in-law, Tevee Turkel of Omaha, NE, passed away two days after Al. Al is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Sharon Cohen of Phoenix, AZ, Sherry Feldman of Houston, TX, Judy Feldman of San Diego, CA, and brothers-in-law David Summers of Seattle, WA and Bernard Turkel of Omaha, NE; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Contributions can be made to the Albert and Eleanor Feldman Family Israel Foundation c/o the Jewish Federation of Omaha or to the Friends of the Israel Defense Fund (FIDF).