Leroy Edward Feldman, 77, died at 7:30 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2014 at his home in Godfrey surrounded by his loving family under the care of BJC Hospice.
He was born on December 21, 1936 in West Alton, MO, one of ten children born to the late Edward and Emily (Greenwaldt) Feldman.
He married the former Sharon Herren on September 13, 1963 in Alton and together they have shared the past 50 years together.
Leroy served our country honorable in the United States Army and later became employed with Laborer’s Local #42 before retiring in 1999 after 54 years of dedicated service. Known for his hard work, after retirement he began working alongside his son scaffolding in Iowa until his health began to decline.
Outside of work, Leroy enjoyed hunting, particularly deer hunting and a memorable bear hunting trip in Canada.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon of Godfrey; a daughter, Danette Feldman of Elsah; two sons, Todd Feldman of Alton and Brent Feldman of Grafton; a step-daughter, Sabrina Baker of Dow; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Kim Williams; a grandson, Michael Feldman; seven brothers, Leonard, Gerald, Dean, Paul, Floyd, Kenneth and Skip Feldman; and two sisters, Shirley Obergoener and Violet Rexford.
Per his wishes, cremation has taken place.
Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 4 p.m. until time of military services at 7 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or to BJC Hospice.
Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.