Ross M. Feinberg


Feinberg, Ross M., 82, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  He was the beloved husband of Lotte (Wallach) Feinberg for 61 years.  Born in Brooklyn, NY, a son of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Slafkes) Feinberg, he was a longtime resident of Cranston, previously living in Providence. Ross was an educator in the Coventry School Department for 34 years and was as devoted to his students as they were to him.  He also taught GED and special needs. He was a graduate of URI, Class of ‘57 and received his Master’s Degree from RIC, Class of ‘63. Ross was Vice President of CTA and a chairman of the Coventry Teacher’s Association Scholarship Committee.  He was also a member of Touro Fraternal Association and avid Giants, Yankees fan and loved Mel Brooks.  Devoted father of Robert Feinberg and his wife, Janice, of North Kingstown, and Steven Feinberg of Cranston. Dear brother of William Feinberg and his wife, Karen, of Cincinnati, OH and Alan Feinberg and his wife, Deb, of Chapel Hill, NC. Loving grandfather of Laura, Kurt, Benjamin, and Samuel. Cherished great-grandfather of Shawn. Funeral services will be held FRIDAY at 9:00 a.m. in the Priest Chapel in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Coventry Teachers Alliance Scholarship Fund, 3 Hazel St., Coventry, RI 02816.  Shiva will be observed at 157 Deerfield Rd., Cranston on Friday 2-4 and Saturday 6-8 p.m.


  1. Karen Deluty
    Nov 14, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. He was such a nice man. May his memory be a blessing

  2. martin mercer
    Nov 14, 2018

    With a very heavy heart my wife and I send our deepest wises to the Feinberg Family . We we lucky to have met Ross through his marvelous son Steven , who is a dear friend . Ross was an outstanding gentleman with a good wry laugh , a great American and a bright light. Rest in peace Sir.

  3. Sharona Kianmahd
    Nov 14, 2018

    He was an amazing man who lived an extraordinarily blessed life that was filled with all the love he received from all of you — his lovely wife of 65 years, his two amazing sons, and all of his grandchildren and great grandchild.

    May the passage of time, heal your hearts and leave only the memories of him that give you joy.

  4. Hillary Gerber
    Nov 14, 2018

    Dear Lottie,
    Our love and condolences to you and your family. And May all the wonderful memories from your long love affair live in your heart forever.
    Hillary and Joe Gerber

    And to the rest of the family,
    I send my deepest condolences. And although I only visited with Ross a handful of times,
    I will always carry with me the memory of his warm smile and the love I could feel he had for his family. ❤️ HG

    May he Rest In Peace

  5. Monique Corriveau-Pelletier & Tom
    Nov 15, 2018

    Al & Family, You are in our hearts during this difficult time. Deepest sympathy to all.

  6. Lisa Pagano
    Nov 15, 2018

    Robbie, Steven and Lotte, all growing up in Garden City, Ross will always be remembered in my mind as an incredibly kind and gentle man, wise and loving. He was a tremendous husband, father, and supporter of dreams–his passing feels like a chunk of my childhood lost. Always good times. RIP Ross. Sending love, hugs and prayers to all of you.

  7. Bonnie Lambourn
    Nov 15, 2018

    I am grateful to have been a cousin, and known as a child Ross’s gentle humor and relaxed presence around me. I wish we’d had more in person connection, but facebook helped fill the gap.

    May this transition beyond be one that reminds us all how to live. I am sure a large empty hole is felt in the absence of Ross’s physical largeness… may it be filled with his energetic spirit.

    I wish that I could be there. much love, bonnie

  8. Phyllis B. Solod
    Nov 15, 2018

    Dear Lotte,
    Sorry to learn of your loss. He truly will be missed. He was a wonderful Hebrew School teacher.
    Phyllis B. Solod

  9. Brenda McNally
    Nov 15, 2018

    Dear Steven and family, my sincere condolences to you and your family.♥️-

  10. rona Lesser
    Nov 15, 2018

    I am so sorry to hear about my cousin Ross’s death today. I wish I could join the family for the service or shiva. I remember attending Steve’s Bar Mitzvah in Rhode Island when my son was a little toddler. Please accept my condolences

  11. Carmine &Sigrid
    Nov 15, 2018

    My sympathies and condolences to you and the family.I have lost a very special friend that I have been friends with ever since the eight grade.

  12. Steve Einhorn
    Nov 15, 2018

    Our condolences to the Feinberg family.

  13. Rick jendzejec
    Nov 15, 2018

    Bob I’m truly sorry to read of the passing of your father. You have my deepest condolences. Take care of yourself.

  14. Joan Waldheim
    Nov 15, 2018

    My heart goes out to you, Dear Lotte, and to all your dear family, at the passing of Ross, your wonderful husband, father and grandfather. May you take comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering and may all the loving memories you all share help to comfort you. May God bless you all.

  15. george grossi
    Nov 15, 2018

    I had the pleasure of seeing Ross for many years at our early morning workouts at the YMCA . Enjoyed our Yankee/Giants talks Very sorry

  16. Harry & Barbara Waldheim
    Nov 15, 2018

    Very sorry to hear about Ross. Our thoughts are with you and your family. After the grieving, life goes on. Fortunately you are surrounded by your family to get you through your grief.
    We love you. Barbara and Harry

  17. Faye Zuckerman
    Nov 15, 2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are sorry for your loss. I hope our words bring you comfort during this difficult time. We are thinking of you.

    Faye Zuckerman and Seth Chitwood

  18. Joseph E Fournier
    Nov 15, 2018

    Rob and family, I was sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. I know how much he will be missed. Whenever I would see him , he always was smiling and happy; I will remember him that way. God bless all of the Feinberg family. –Joe Fournier

    Nov 15, 2018

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Ross was a fine friend and example of a true mensch.
    May God be close to you in this time of sadness.

  20. Eugene M. Grossguth
    Nov 15, 2018

    Mr. Feinberg was a teacher of mine in fifth grade many years ago at Oak Haven Elementary School. His kindness, humor, and humility made an indelible impression that influences me to this day, over 40 years later. The world is a smaller place without him but a better place because of him. May his memory always be for a blessing.

  21. Merle & Sam Lipman
    Nov 15, 2018

    Our deepest sympathy to the Feinberg family. Cherish your wonderful memories of Ross who was a dear sweet gentleman.

  22. David and Debbie Geller
    Nov 16, 2018

    So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Thinking of you all and sending our love to you!

    David and Debbie Geller

  23. Valerie Slade
    Nov 16, 2018

    Thinking of Lotte, Steve,Robbie and the whole Feinberg clan at this very sad time.
    I remember Ross as a kind and very humorous man of great intelligence. He was interested in everyone in the family and cared a great deal.
    May his memory be a blessing.
    I hope to see you soon and give my condolences in person.

  24. Sandy & Ken Tankoos
    Nov 16, 2018

    Ross was one of our oldest and dearest friends. Cannot express how much we will miss him, but how fortunate we are to have known him and for he and Ken to have shared a friendship that lasted over so many years. Our sincerest sympathy to Lotte, Steve, Robbie and the entire family.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sandy & Ken Tankoos

  25. Paul Carpentier
    Nov 17, 2018

    “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ( Kahlil Gibran ) May Peace be surround you and your family Steven.

  26. Anabela
    Nov 17, 2018

    May my condolences bring you comfort in your family and may my prayers ease the pain of the loss of your Father.

  27. Lori Wegner
    Nov 18, 2018

    Condolences to you and your family with much love.

  28. Cecile Goslin and Family
    Nov 18, 2018

    Al and Family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  29. Rose Corriveau-Michaud and Donald
    Nov 23, 2018

    Al and family, our deepest condolences for the loss of your brother. The gift of family is such a blessing. Rest assured of our prayers during this time of loss.

  30. Susan Sidel
    Nov 28, 2018

    Dear Lotte and boys,
    Just learned of Ross’s passing. I extend my deepest condolences!

    Sue Sidel

  31. Shirley froehle
    Feb 21, 2019

    So sorry. To hear of your brothers death. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Shirley

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