Obituary: Joel Feldman, 75

Obituary: Joel Feldman, 75

The Honorable Joel Martin Feldman, age 75, of Roswell died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.

Judge Feldman served as a United States magistrate judge from 1974 until retirement in 2005. He held many positions, including Georgia assistant attorney general; assistant legislative counsel; assistant district attorney for Fulton County; legislative assistant and legal counsel for Sen. Sam Nunn; past president of Temple Sinai; Southeast Region and Atlanta Chapter, Naval Reserve Association; president of the Atlanta Council, Navy League; 29 years in the United States Navy Reserve, retiring as a captain and military judge; United States Air Force Reserve; and director, Federal Magistrate Judges Association.

Survivors include his wife, Debora Feldman; son and daughter-in-law Lawrence (Lon) and Kymbrlye Feldman, Boulder Creek, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law Allison and Col. Philip G. Labasi Jr., Canton; stepson Marc Hitchcock, Grantville; grandchildren Amanda, Nikolas and Ethan Feldman, William and Jacob Labasi, and Kyle Hitchcock (step-grandson); and several nieces and nephews.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and Temple Sinai. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 2, at 11 a.m. at Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Drive, Sandy Springs. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999.

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