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Dr. Jerome Edward Feldstein

Dr. Jerome Edward Feldstein, 79, of Southfield, Michigan, formerly from Ann Arbor, died on 26 November 2019.

The Funeral was held at The Davidson/Hermelin Chapel at Clover Hill Park, 2425 14 Mile Rd, Birmingham MI 48009 on Friday, 29 November 2019 at 11:00 AM .


Rabbi Tamara Kolton officiated.

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Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.

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The family of Dr. Jerome Edward Feldstein will be gathering through the evening of Saturday, November 30 at the residence of Rabbi Tamara and Isaac Kolton, 824 S. Glenhurst Drive, Birmingham Mi 48009. The phone number is 248-885-0225.

Friends are welcome immediately following the burial for the "Sudat Havrah", the meal of condolence at the Kolton residence through Friday afternoon. The family will be accepting friends from 5:30-8:30 P.M. Saturday evening, with services being held at 6:00 P.M.

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Family members include:
Beloved husband of the late Linda Rodgers; Jerry will be remembered by his son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Nancy Feldstein, daughter and son-in-law, Rabbi Tamara and Isaac Kolton; grandchildren Lior Kolton, Maya Kolton, Justin Feldstein and Jared Feldstein; Also survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Anita Green; Brother of the late Janet Newman; Devoted son of the late Ben and the late Violet Feldstein; Also survived by many loving family members and friends; Loving and appreciated caregivers, Gina, Annie, Caroline, Lanice and Natasha.

“Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth. And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds… Put out my hand and touched the face of God,” writes John Gillespie in High Flight, a poem cherished by Dr. Jerome E Feldstein.

On Tuesday November 26, 2019, Dr. Jerome E Feldstein died peacefully in his home surrounded by family and loving caregivers. His death ended a decade long, valiantly fought, battle with Lewy Body Disease.

Jerry was born in Detroit to Ben and Violet Feldstein. He, along with his sister Janet, grew up in a very large close-knit family. With over 15 aunts and uncles living in close proximity, Jerry developed life-long friendships with his uncles, aunts, and cousins.

While at Mumford High School, Jerry met Anita. They shared 23 years of marriage and had two children together, Jason and Tamara. Jerry graduated medical school from the University of Michigan and went into private practice as an obstetrician gynecologist. Ultimately, he worked for Henry Ford Health Systems. He delivered thousands of babies over the course of his career and particularly enjoyed teaching the medical residents. He was an advocate for women’s health and the right of a woman to control her own body.

In 1986, he married his great love, Linda Rodgers. Together they travelled the world and dove the depths of the ocean with their dear friends at Rec Diving. They shared awe over our ocean’s most stunning coral reefs and fascinating ship wrecks.

In his 40’s, Jerry went back to school and completed a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan: School of Public Health.

In his 60’s, Jerry became a pilot and captained his own four-seater Mooney 201.

Jerry was enormously proud of his son, Jason Feldstein and daughter, Rabbi Tamara Kolton. But even more so, he was proud of his four incredible grandchildren: Lior, Maya, Justin and Jared. They carry on their papa’s legacy in their dedication to academics, family, and to discovering what it is for each of them that creates the feeling of “High Flight.”

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Dr. Jerome Edward Feldstein may do so by making a contribution to:

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