Dr. Eugene W. Feldman
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Dr. Eugene W. Feldman

FELDMAN: Dr. Eugene W. Feldman, 101, of Lewistown, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020, at his home. Born Oct. 31, 1918, in Monessen, he was the son of the late Emanuel and Sadie (Windt) Feldman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, Jean (Barker) Feldman, whom he married in 1954; brothers, Arthur and Frederic Feldman; and a sister, Irene (Feldman) Weiss.

He is survived by: a niece, Paula (Weiss) Callis, of Boca Raton, Fla.; and close friends, Steven Yeater and wife, Jill, and Robert H. Raymond Jr. and wife, Carol, of Lewistown. In 1942, Dr. Feldman graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a doctorate from the School of Dental Medicine. He later studied orthodontics from 1952 to 1954 and received his M.S. Degree. During World War II, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps from 1942 to 1946. He was active during the Battle of the Bulge and was one of the first units to encounter a concentration camp in Germany. While in Europe, he was awarded the Bronze Star.

After the death of his wife in 1955, Dr. Feldman moved to Lewistown and began his practice as an orthodontist, which lasted 28 years until his retirement. Dr. Feldman was a co-founder of the Mifflin County Human Relations Committee in 1962, along with Rev. Daniel Bowers and Robert Thomas. From 1970 to 1983, he served on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was a member of the Lewistown Hospital Board of Trustees from 1974 to 1983, serving one term as vice president, and served for many years on the hospital staff. Dr. Feldman was a member of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council from 1987 to 1988. From 1983 to 1989, he served on the Friends of Pennsylvania State University Board of Directors for the Palmer Museum of Art.

Over the years as a writer, Dr. Feldman had more than 45 articles published in national and international professional journals, with an emphasis on dentistry in literature. At Dr. Feldman’s request, his remains will be cremated, and there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mifflin County Library, 123 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, PA 17044; University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Attn: Orthodontics Program, 3501 Terrace St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213; or, to the American Jewish Committee, New York City Headquarters, 165 East 56th St., New York, NY 10022.

Arrangements are under the care of Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, Lewistown.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.hellerhoenstinefun eralhome.com.

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