IJ Morris at Star of David Cemetery of the Palm Beaches 

9321 Memorial Park Road, West Palm Beach, FL


Judy Feldman

8 December, 193127 January, 2020

Judy Feldman, 88, passed away on 1/27/20, peacefully at home in Palm Beach Gardens Florida. She was the widow of Theodore Feldman, MD. They shared 47 years of marriage together.

Born in Far Rockaway, NY, Judy was the daughter of Dr. Hyman Rivkin, a radiologist and Nettie Rivkin. She graduated Far Rockaway High School in 1948 and Bryn Mawr College in 1952. As an adult, Judy returned to school to get a Masters Degree in Hospital Administration, and took up a career managing her husband’s orthopedic practice.

A child prodigy, Judy was a classical pianist who studied at Julliard and performed under conductor Arturo Toscanini. She remained an active musician in local music clubs in New York and Florida, and continued performing for small groups in her home until very recently.

She is survived by children David Feldman, Carol Hagstedt and son-in-law Michael Hagstedt, and grandchildren Lizzie Hagstedt, Tracey Messina, son-in-law Greg Messina, Sammi Feldman and Andrew Barth Feldman, as well as great grandchild Lily Claire Messina. Judy’s daughter Laurie passed in 1995.

She is also survived by her brother, Leonard Rivkin,his children Dr Janet Zuckerman, John Rivkin and their families, and Debbie Brickman and Beth Chernick, nieces, and their families.

The funeral service will be held on January 30, 2020 at IJ Morris Star of David Cemetery with interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches, 1710 Tiffany Drive E, West Palm Beach, FL. 343407.


  • Hyman Rivkin, Father (deceased)
  • Nettie Lambert Rivkin, Mother (deceased)
  • Laura Sue Feldman, Daughter (deceased)
  • Carol Hagstedt (Mike Hagstedt), Daughter
  • David Feldman, Son
  • Lizzie Hagstedt, Grandchild
  • Tracey Messina (Greg Messina), Grandchild
  • Sammi Feldman, Grandchild
  • Andrew Feldman, Grandchild
  • Lily Messina, Great Grandchild


  • Funeral Service Thursday, 30 January , 2020
  • Committal Service Thursday, 30 January , 2020


Judy Feldman

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Bonnie Pobiner

February 4, 2020

Am sad to learn of Judy’s passing. Always vivacious and kind, a shining star that has now dimmed. May your memories be as beautiful as she was.
In sympathy, Bonnie Pobiner (daughter of Judy’s first cousin Amy)

Edith & Alan Simonson

January 31, 2020

Dear Carol & David

We are devastated to learn of our dear friend JUDY's passing.
When david called to inform of the sad news we were in.shock
having spoken to her so recently.
We share in your sorrow today.
Edith & ALan simonson
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