Thomas James Feldman

Thomas (Tom) J. Feldman Sr. (75) of Greenville, SC (and formerly of Little River, SC and Western NY) passed away peacefully on November 4th

Born on March 28, 1945 in Buffalo, NY; he was preceded in death by his parents Tony and Margaret Feldman.  In 1967 he married GeorgAnn (Stoessel Smith), she survives.  They recently celebrated 53 years together, but had known each other since they were in 6th grade.  Also surviving are three children; Kris (Steve) Cassell of Greenville, SC, Tom (Nancy) Feldman of Edwards, IL, and Jim Feldman of Myrtle Beach, SC.  He is further survived by four grandchildren; Jack and Kyra Cassell, and John and Charlie Feldman; and one sister, Pat (David) Moore of LeRoy, NY, and one brother-in-law Jim (Mary) Smith of Batavia, NY. 

In his final days he was able to spend time with all of his children, while his wife (and best friend) was at his side.  Tom had a successful career in healthcare administration (spanning six decades) in Buffalo, NY, Syracuse, NY and Myrtle Beach, SC.  He received his Masters Degree from Trinity University and held a Bachelor Degree from Empire State College.  He was incredibly active in his Parish and was an ardent supporter of the Catholic Church.  He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and a past Grand Knight of his local council.  He was also a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.  In his leisure time, Tom enjoyed being with his dog (Bolt), working outside, or watching sporting events on television.  Tom was a big fan of the Buffalo Bills.  He and GeorgAnn literally traveled the world, with stops in; various countries of Europe, China, Russia, and the Holy Land.  This past year, he was also able to visit the Vatican.  Tom didn’t know a stranger; and was always interested in talking (with everyone) about his family, his career, and all things related to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach, SC.  A funeral mass will be held there for Tom on Monday, November 23rd at 11 o’clock in the morning, officiated by Father Ray Leonard. 

Tom was a man of great faith, and his family is taking solace in knowing that his soul is at peace in Heaven.  Special thanks to the entire staff at Rolling Green Village and Agape Hospice in Greenville, for their incredible care of Tom. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Tom’s name, to a charity of the donor’s wishes.

Condolences to the family of Thomas James Feldman

  • Peggy White
    4 years ago

    Death leaves a heartache nobody can heal
    Love leaves a memory no one can steal

    So sorry for your loss.

    PEggy and Larry White

  • Doug Dean
    4 years ago

    George Anne, Genie and I are heart broken for you. Tom was a great man who will be missed. In my life there are few people I know who could measure up to Tom in terms of kindness and character. I hope you find great peace in his memory and knowing he made the world a better place for those of us who had the privilege to know him. Love, Doug and Genie Dean

  • Amy Flor
    4 years ago

    Kris and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you. Sending love and prayers ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

  • Cheryl & Larry Nyikos
    4 years ago


    We were so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We enjoyed getting to know him, and you, while in Italy.

    In His Name,

    Larry & Cheryl Nyikos

  • Steve Carter
    4 years ago


    We were deeply sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. We regret we didn’t have an opportunity to know him better. We know he was an exceptional man and a loving husband and father. We’ll be praying for God’s peace for you and your family. Let us know how we may minister to your needs.

    MaryRae and Steve Carter

  • Pat Niederberger
    4 years ago

    Dear GeorgAnn,
    We extend our heartfelt sympathies along with our loving prayers to you and your loving family on your loss of your beloved Tom.
    He truly was a friend to all and dedicated so much of his time and efforts in various ministries at OLSS which benefited so many.
    May special memories that you hold close give you peace and help to ease your sorrow. I remember Tom also liked to garden and the first time I met him he offered me a whole bunch of basil — just a simple gesture but a very caring one. He truly will be missed by so many whose lives he touched and will be remembered …..”Not for self but for others.”
    Love, Pat and Walter

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