Morris J. Feinson

Morris J. Feinson, 93, lifelong resident of Danbury CT, passed away at home on Friday, February 2, 2018. Moe was born May 9, 1924, the son of the late Samuel and Lillian Feinson. Moe was a member of the “greatest generation” that fought in WWII. After attending Danbury Main Street High School, Morris enrolled at Cornell University, but in his first semester joined the US Army Air Corps. Poor eyesight precluded his desire to become a pilot, so instead he served as a meteorologist, supporting the air troops on the ground in Burma and China. After the war he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, graduating in 1948. There he met his first wife, Billie (Rita) Sloane Feinson, who predeceased Moe in 1978. Moe and Billie returned to Danbury, where Moe took over the Feinson’s women’s/children’s clothing store from his father, Sam. The Feinson’s clothing stores were an institution in downtown Danbury for almost 100 years. Moe closed the women’s store in 1969 after the death of his father. He then became a repeat entrepreneur – primarily in real estate development, but also an auto parts store, a hot dog stand in the downtown Danbury mall, and finally a collection agency. He was very active in the community, promoting economic development in downtown Danbury, supporting the United Jewish Center, and helping found the Danbury Bank and Trust. After Billie passed away, Moe married Bobbi (Barbara) Klebanow, his wife for 38 years. Moe was an avid skier and loved to travel, but was most known for his prowess as a Duplicate Bridge player, achieving the rank of Life Master in 1980 and Sapphire Life Master in 2016. Moe still played bridge four days a week until shortly before his death.

Moe was predeceased by his parents, wife Billie, and sister Jean Bramley. He is survived by wife Bobbi, four children: Ted (and PJ) Feinson, Carol (and Michael) Gould, Nancy (and Rick) Salem, and Jim (and Lyn) Feinson, ten grandchildren, and one great granddaughter, as well as sister Ruth Effron. He is also survived by Bobbi’s children David Klebanow, Carol (and Henry) Ettinger, Carol Klebanow, and Rick (and Tana) Klebanow, three step grandchildren, and two step greatgrandkids.

Funeral services will take place on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 1PM in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury with Cantor Penny Kessler of the United Jewish Center, Danbury officiating.Burial will follow in the United Jewish Center Cemetery, Brookfield.
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