The Obit For Joseph Feinstein

Joseph R. Feinstein

Published in The Jersey Journal on June 13, 2012

Number 17 "Lefty" Joseph R. Feinstein, 83; Pitched Hoboken to the first county championship Born in New York City, he lived in Hoboken and Jersey City.

He operated Feinstein's Fine Fowl with his brother Eugene, a live poultry market in Hoboken and Jersey City.

Joseph was a veteran of the Korean War, being honorably discharged in 1951. Prior to this, he was a member of the New York Yankees farm system, playing for the Butler Yankees in Pennsylvania. He also played baseball during his time in the army, playing for Fort Benning Georgia.

A small left handed pitcher, Feinstein led Demarest High School to Hudson County's first ever County Championship in 1945. He was inducted into the Hoboken Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

After his baseball career and his venture into the poultry business, Feinstein opened Garden Wine and Liquor on Garden Street in Hoboken in 1975. The business continues to run on Park Avenue today.

He was pre-deceased by his wife Joan nee Gleason. Beloved father of Philip Feinstein and his wife Barbara, daughter Dawn Fowler, and cherished grandsons Jared Fowler, Joseph, and Michael Feinstein, and future grand-daughter Jessica Melfa.

Joseph R. Feinstein is rememberd as a great baseball player, a smart business man, a man to admire, but mostly as a loving father and grandfather.

Funeral Mass will be Friday 10.00AM at the St. Anns RC Church Hoboken NJ Interment Holy Name Cemetery Jersey City.

Visitation will be Thursday 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Lawton Turso Funeral Home 633 Washington St Hoboken NJ.

Born 6/21/1928 - Died 6/12/2012

Lawton-Turso Funeral Home 631-633 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 (201) 659-1660.