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Posting Date: April 6, 2011

The College of the Arts remembers Cynthia Feldberg
Longtime Friend of the Arts memorialized on April 6

By Cheryl Anderson Brown


Cynthia Feldberg (second from left) with her friends Slidell Gottler, Louise Beck and Lila Rosenbloom with opera star Sylvia McNair (center) at a post-concert reception at the Jolley Lodge on campus in 2008.


Photo by Emily Lester


Cynthia Feldberg (right) with grandsons Zach (left) and Mike Feldberg and daughter-in-law Elaine Feldberg at a pre-concert dinner for the Starlight Summer Series at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater at Kennesaw State.


Photo by Emily Lester


Cynthia Feldberg (center) with 2010-11 Feldberg Scholar Ariel Ginn and Bob Feldberg at the Annual Scholarship Luncheon.


Photo by Cheryl Anderson Brown




Three generations of the Feldberg family have been loyal friends of the Kennesaw State University College of the Arts for many years: Cynthia Feldberg, her son and daughter-in-law Bob and Elaine, and their son Mike. On Monday, April 4, Cynthia passed away peacefully with her family at her side.

"Cynthia Feldberg was such a beautiful person, truly a delight to know," says Joseph Meeks, dean of the College of the Arts. "A pianist and music teacher, she loved music all of her life and instilled in her entire family a genuine love for the arts and a desire to be active pillars of the community. We will miss her smiling presence in the future, but we are so grateful for all she has meant to our community and to the College of the Arts."

Several years ago, the Feldberg family established the Cynthia Feldberg Piano Scholarship Endowment to benefit the KSU School of Music. In lieu of flowers, they have requested that gifts be made to this endowment in Mrs. Feldberg's memory.

To make a gift to the Feldberg endowment, checks should be made payable to the Kennesaw State University Foundation with "Cynthia Feldberg" in the memo line and sent to:

    Kennesaw State University
    College of the Arts
    1000 Chastain Road #3101
    Kennesaw, GA 30144

Gifts may also be made online, but please be sure to designate that the gift is in memory of Mrs. Feldberg. Click here to give online. For more information, call 770-499-3214.


Cynthia Lucas Feldberg, age 88, of Atlanta, and formerly of Marblehead, MA, died on April 4, 2011. Mrs. Feldberg was a graduate of Longy School of Music, Boston. She loved the opera, taught piano, tutored in reading for the Fulton County Mentoring program, and was a member of Congregation Etz Chaim. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Feldberg and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Elaine Feldberg, Atlanta; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Mae Lucas, Lexington, MA; grandchildren, Michael Feldberg, Sarah and Mark Planer, and Zachary Feldberg; nephews, Gary and Susanne, Glenn and Alexandria, and Bradley and Deirdre Lucas, and Harvey and Ann and Howard and Chris Bornstein; and numerous cousins and friends. Sign on-line guestbook: Graveside services will be held today, April 6 at 1:30 pm at Arlington Cemetery with Rabbi Shalom Lewis officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cynthia Feldberg Scholarship c/o Kennesaw State University, College of the Arts #3101, 1000 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144 (checks payable to KSU Foundation.) Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta 770-451-4999.


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