Joseph R. Feinstein
Published in The Jersey Journal on June 13, 2012
"Lefty" Joseph R. Feinstein, 83; Pitched Hoboken to the first
county championship Born in New York City, he lived in Hoboken and Jersey
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
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