A note from Greg’s sister Judith
Dear Friends and Family, By now many of you know of this horrific news. For those of you who are just now learning of it, I apologize for conveying this to you via email and hope you will understand our need to use this mode of communication.
Our beloved Greg — son of Rhoda and Sid, brother to Howard, Stacy, David and me, passed away Monday at the tender age of 33. This loss is tragic and shocking and the significance of this is impossible to convey in words. I am unable to accurately, comprehensively capture in writing the magic that was Greg, but I will write just a few lines here. While I am Greg’s sister and obviously biased, I know it is accurate to say that he was one of the most gifted human beings on the planet — a brilliant, loving, hilarious, creative, witty, inspiring, talented, driven, sensitive, dear, solidly dependable mensch, who made a remarkable impact on everyone with whom he interacted — family, friends, patients, colleagues, acquaintances, teachers — people of all walks of life.
Although Greg is no longer with us physically, his memory and impact will forever be honored and carried on in our hearts and minds. Below is the obituary that will be running in the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times.
Logistical information is included. Below that is shiva and air/hotel information, for those of you who are coming in from out-of-town. Thank you for the outpouring of love and support that we have already received. It has been a tremendous source of comfort to my parents, Howard, Stacy, David and me.
Gregory Aaron Feldman, M.D., age 33, Vascular Surgery Fellow at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Greg was an extraordinary human being. He dedicated his life to serving others, making our world a far better place, and enriching the lives of all who knew him. We will miss his wit, laughter, insight, penetrating intellect, unique gift for writing and love of music. Greg was incredibly devoted to his family, friends and patients. Beloved son of Rhoda and Dr. Sidney Feldman; loving brother of Howard (Stacy) and Judith (David Belofsky) Feldman; treasured uncle of Ariel, Samantha and Shelby; adored grandson of the late Maurice and Tillie Schneiderman and the late Dorothy Feldman; dear nephew of Irwin (Gail) Schneiderman and Gilbert (Ruth) Feldman; caring cousin of Steven, Laurie (Stephen Gilles) and Heidi (Kevin Delgado) Feldman, Steven (Dr. Nicole) and Dr. Laura (Dr. Benjamin Friedman) Schneiderman.
Service Thursday, 10 a.m. at Anshe Emet Synagogue.
Interment at Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741, Habitat for Humanity International, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709 or Anshe Emet Synagogue would be appreciated. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group, Irwin Goldman Director (847) 478-1600.
The family will be sitting shiva Thursday-Sunday at the home of Sid and Rhoda Feldman. Times are tentatively as follows (any modifications will be announced Thursday at the Synagogue):
- Thursday – 1:30pm to 6pm
- Friday – 1pm to 5pm
- Saturday – 7pm to 9pm
- Sunday – 2pm to 6pm
Please note that airlines often do issue bereavement tickets to non-family members. You typically need to provide the name of the Funeral Home to allow for verification (The Goldman Funeral Group, Irwin Goldman Director 847.478.1600). Flying into Midway rather than O’Hare is often a great cost-savings and convenience option.
There are 100s of hotels in Chicago, but 3 hotel options are listed below (located near synagogue and shiva home and very reasonably priced). If you search on travel sites and want to stay near the synagogue or my parents’ home, sort by the Lincoln Park or Lakeview neighborhoods.
- Days Inn – 644 West Diversey – 773.525.7010 – $104 (valet parking available)
- Inn at Lincoln Park – 601 West Diversey – 773.348.2810 – $105-150 (parking available)
- Beldon Stratford – 2300 Lincoln Park West 773.281.2900 – $214 is their best rate (valet parking available)