Feldman, psychiatrist, dies at 49 years of age


Dr. Bruce Alan Feldman, a psychiatrist in private practice in Springfield, Ill., and a native of St. Louis, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, of multiple sclerosis. He was 49 years of age.

Dr. Feldman was born in St. Louis, the son of Arlene and Jerome Feldman of St. Louis. He graduated from Horton Watkins Ladue High School, and from the University of Kansas City, Mo. with a bachelor’s degree in 1982, and his M.D. degree in 1985. He established his private practice in psychiatry in Springfield, where he was associated with Psychiatry Associates. He was an active member of the Jewish Federation and his synagogue in Springfield. He was listed in Who’s Who in America.

A family member said, “Bruce was loved dearly by all who knew him. His infectious smile, his laughter and his love of and interest in politics will remain with us always. His entire family watched over him constantly, as did his wonderful companion, his pet dog Lisa. He will be dearly missed.”

Funeral services were private.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Estille Feldman of Springfield; his parents, Arlene and Jerome Feldman of St. Louis; two brothers, Michael Feldman of St. Louis, and Dr. Mark Feldman (Sharee Nierman) of St. Louis; sisters Karen Finbloom (Alan) of New Jersey, and Cindy Smith of St. Louis. Another brother was the late Lawrence Feldman. Contributions in Dr. Feldman’s memory may be made to the M.S. Society.