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Dr. Gerald Saunders Feldman

Memorial for Dr. Gerald Saunders Feldman

Born in Brooklyn, NY on Jan. 8, 1926
Died on May 20, 2017 and resided in Newton, NJ.
Graveside Service: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
2:00 pm
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Dr. Gerald Saunders Feldman, O.D., "Doc", 91, of Newton, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, in the Harris Health Care Center at Bristol Glen in Newton.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Dr. Feldman graduated from high school in Brooklyn. He was an Army combat engineer during World War II and received a field promotion to Sergeant while serving under General George S. Patton at the Battle of the Bulge and assisted in liberating concentration camps at the end of the war. Dr. Feldman received his Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 1950, at which time he moved to Newton. In 1955 he opened his private practice, Gerald S. Feldman Optometrist, on Spring Street in Newton, and retired in 2013. He and his late wife, Elinore, were the co-owners of Newton Hearing Aid Center and Dover Hearing Aid Center.

Dr. Feldman's involvement in the community was extensive and his memberships included the Newton VFW Memorial Post 5360, where he was a Past Commander, the American Legion Post 86, the Newton Lions Club, the Newton Kiwanis Club, the Newton Elks Club, Harmony Lodge #8 F&AM, and the Shriners. He was also a member of the Sussex County Democratic Committee, a member and Past President of local B'nai B'rith, a member of Chabad of Sussex County, a former member of the Jewish Center of Sussex County, as well as a member of many professional organizations. Dr. Feldman served as the Grand Marshal of the Newton Memorial Day Parade in 2013.

The son of the late Meyer and Ethel (nee Greenberg) Feldman, Dr. Feldman was predeceased by his wife, Elinore (nee Coren) Feldman. He is survived by four children, Jeffrey Feldman and wife, Patricia O'Keefe, Clifford Feldman and wife, Janet Matulia, Barbara Mervine and husband, Kenrick, and Allan Feldman; his grandchildren, Alexander Feldman and wife, Katie, Benjamin Feldman, Aaron Feldman and wife, Katie, Joshua Feldman and wife, Kate, Amanda Edwards and husband, Ryan, Gabriel Mervine, Larken Mervine and Jared Feldman; his great-grandchildren, Noah, Elliot, Julia, Ariana, Emma, and Belle; and his loving partner, Alice Garris and her granddaughter, Courtney.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Cedar Park and Beth El Cemetery, 735 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.

Memorial donations may be made to JCC MetroWest, Attn: Maria Fonseca, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052 (jccmetrowest.org). Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.

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