Alexander Feinberg

29 June, 192421 September, 2022
Alexander Feinberg, Ph. D. and World War II veteran, passed away in Boston on September 21, 2022 at the age of 98. Alexander was born in Minsk, Belarus, on June 29, 1924. His parents, Zalman Feinberg and Genya, nee Razinkina, were from Bobruisk and Mogilev, and they left their native places during the civil war in Russia. Alexander grew up in St. Petersburg, which was called Leningrad at that time. In 1942, at the age of 18, he graduated from a high school and joined the Red Army fighting Nazis. He received his military and engineering training and education at Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy. In 1944 he met his wife Julya, nee Subbotnik, a medical student at that time. They married on September 11, 1946. Alexander was an expert on avionics, radars, flight control, and IT technologies. According to the Aviation Encyclopedia published in Moscow in 2012, he participated in tests of the Russian aircraft Tupolev Tu-4, wrote the first manual on autoland for Russian pilots, and managed several large-scale research and development projects. He was a founder of a research and development organization with approximately 800 employees. Colonel Feinberg retired in 1978. Alexander and Julia immigrated to the USA in 1989. They lived in Boston and enjoyed their family, friends, and travels. They jointly visited many places in North America, Europe, and Israel. Alexander remained active until old age, and he died of natural causes. Alexander is survived by his wife, Dr. Julya Feinberg, a retired psychiatrist, two sons, Dr. Michael Feinberg, the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Netcracker Technologies and BostonGene, and Dr. Eugene Feinberg, Distinguished Professor of Applied Mathematics at Stony Brook University, four grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

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