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Harold Feldheim, 82 Harold Feldheim, 82, of Hamden, CT and beloved husband of 49 years to Susan (Enders) Feldheim, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019. He died in his home surrounded by loving family. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he became a Bridge Professional extraordinaire after playing chess with schoolmate Bobby Fischer and deciding a new game had to be found. Harold had a successful career as a Bridge Professional for 60 years and published six books, competed in three World Championships, and earned the level of Platinum Life Master. His greatest professional joy was partnering with and teaching countless players in the bridge community where strong friendships were formed. Harold’s other passions included opera, writing poetry, making people laugh with his endless inventory of stories, and travel. His family and friends meant the world to him. In addition to his wife, Harold is survived by his son, Jay Willner, stepchildren David (Marissa) Bruhn, Linda (John Valentine) Manosh, and Wayne (Elizabeth) Bruhn. Harold was known as Pucka to his grandchildren Melissa, Julie, Wendie, Rebecca, Brian, Elyse, Renée, Timothy, Jeffrey, Matthew, Raina, Cassandra, Danielle and Joshua. He was predeceased by a brother Daniel and stepdaughter Cynthia. There will be a graveside service at Congregation Beth Israel/Or Shalom located at 855 Derby Milford Road, Orange, Connecticut on Sunday afternoon October 6, at 1:30 pm.. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to VITASCommunityConnection.org for the love and care their hospice group provided to Harold and family. The Robert E. Shure & Son Funeral Home, New Haven is in care of Arrangements.To sign an online registry book or to leave a message of condolence, please visit; http://shurefuneralhome.com/service/harold-feldheim/
October 4, 2019
6 Tishrei, 5780
October 6, 2019
Graveside Service
1:30 pm

Beth Israel Cemetery, 855 Derby Milford Rd, Orange, CT.

May be sent to; vitascommunityconnection.org

Will be Private


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Posted by:
Barbara Sloan

I learned only today (Oct. 17) of Harold’s passing. I remember him fondly for a friendship of over 20 years. My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to Sue and the entire family, whom Harold always cleaved to with genuine love.

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Bob and Rhonda Hawes

Bob and I were very saddened to learn of Harold’s passing. Our sincerest condolences to Sue and his family.

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Jay Willner

The years were too few and went by too fast. He was my confidant, inspiration and occational noodge. I am proud to to have had him as a loving father and grandfather.

Posted by:
Brian Glubok

Harold was an enormous personality and very gifted player. He remained an outstanding competitor and professional through his final years. My heart goes out to Sue at this difficult time. – Brian

Posted by:
Chip Boyle

I had the distinct pleasure of playing against and then having dinner with Harold in Dallas in 2012. We struck up an immediate friendship that continued online. A bridge genius who “…never made a good bid…” (according to his smiling partner), Harold was one-of-a-kind, the consummate raconteur and the nicest guy I’ve ever met at the table. My heartfelt condolences to his immediate and extended family. As promised, he’s saving a seat at the table for all of us. Rest easy, my friend.

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David Joelson

Harold was a one-of-a-kind all right and my deepest condolences to Sue. Sue you probably don’t remember me but I was around when you and Harold I think its fair to say saved a life by taking in my best HS friend Paul K. from Ardsley, NY when nobody else would or could. Big hearts both of you and I will never forget that.

The last time I saw him was, unsurprisingly, at the bridge table playing with my son Peter, a new player, and Harold was as nice as could be, offering nothing but encouragement.

RIP Harold. I will miss you.

Posted by:
Lew Finkel

Susan: So sorry to hear the sad news. Our thoughts are with you and your family in these most difficult of times. Fondly, Andrea and Lew Finkel

Posted by:
Paul Lewis

A friend and terrific bridge player from whom I learned a great deal. RIP Harold.

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