General Information

Full Name: Gerald M. Feinberg
Date of Death: Thursday, October 6, 2022

Gerald M. Feinberg
November 10, 1936 – October 6, 2022
Gerald M. Feinberg (Jerry), aged 85, died on October 6, 2022. He lived in Hackensack, NJ at the time of his death. He was born and raised in Paterson, NJ, and graduated from Eastside High School. He was also a graduate of Rutgers University.
He is survived by his daughter Amy Sanders of Hackensack, her former husband Jeff Sanders, his daughter Mindy Liebowitz of Tenafly and son-in-law Alan Liebowitz, and his three beloved grandchildren, Jennifer Sanders, Matthew Sanders and Abby Liebowitz. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Roberta Pine and his incredible, one-of-a-kind son, Kenneth Ira.
He met his wife Roberta, also from Paterson, at Lady Rose clothing store when they were teenagers. They married a few years later when Roberta was 19 and he was 23. He had a long successful career in systems design and management, retiring in 2007. After retirement he became a vet tech, fulfilling his life-long desire to work with animals. Jerry and Roberta raised their family in Glen Rock where they lived for 38 years. The entire family was very involved in the community, and Jerry served on the Board of Education for many years. Jerry and Roberta worked hard to create both educational and recreational opportunities for their son Kenny who was developmentally disabled. They founded and ran Camp Beacon, and were one of the founding parents of the Bergen Center for Child Development.
Jerry enjoyed playing golf, maintaining his beautiful gardens, cooking and being there for his family in any and every way they needed. He loved them fiercely. He did so much for so many, and you never had to ask twice. Everyone who knew Jerry described him the same way – kind, caring, funny, selfless, mitzvah machine, gentle soul, special, wonderful human being. In the last few years of his life, Jerry suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. While it took his short-term memory away, he never forgot who he was, and always knew his family was with him, surrounding him with love. He leaves behind an incredible legacy of what it means to be there for others, without a second thought of how it might impact him. His family feels so fortunate to have been able to call him their own, and his wisdom, love and hugs will be missed every single day.
Donations can be made in Jerry’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Service Information

Wednesday October 12, 2022  3:00 PM

Burial at:
United Brotherhood Congregation Cemetery
397 Dewey Ave., Saddle Brook, NJ

Shiva immediately following at Mindy’s
(77 Engle Street, Tenafly)
Thursday Shiva
2:00-4:00pm
5:00-8:00pm

Get Directions to Louis Suburban Chapel

3 Comments

  1. Vicki Beerman

    Jerry was one of the kindest, most thoughtful human beings I have ever met. I feel so lucky to have known him — and his entire family — and I have so many fond memories of times spent together. He was a blessing in my life, and in so many others’ lives. Much peace and love to all who are mourning his loss. He was truly one in a million.

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  2. Cathy Ryen

    Mr. Feinberg was my surrogate father figure growing up. He showed me what a gentle, kind and loving dad can get done. I will never forget my home away from home as a kid. The Feinberg house. I have so much love and gratitude for all the Feinbergs! I got to see what good parenting looks like and what unselfish, charitable living looks like. Thank you, thank you.

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  3. Nancy Rodin

    Jerry walked Smudge, his grand dog,all the time. He stopped by my house so my dog, Spud could play with Smudge or let her steal his treats.. I enjoyed our walks and talks about family. He is missed.

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