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Gerald Richard "Dick" Feierstein

April 2, 1929 ~ March 2, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Gerald Richard "Dick" Feierstein Obituary

Gerald Richard “Dick” Feierstein

April 2, 1929 – March 2, 2024

Troy, Ohio

Dick Feierstein of Troy passed away peacefully into God’s arms on March 2 at Brookdale Senior Living.  In his last days on Earth, he was surrounded by his family, shared stories of his life experiences, and prayed with his pastor.

Dick was born April 2, 1929, in Troy, OH, to the late Harold G. Feierstein (Barney) & Mary Rodeheffer.  He is survived by his four children, Jeff Feierstein (Shirley) of Troy; Julie Wright (Michael) of Springfield; Jane Koopman (Jeff) of Troy; and Brent Paulus (Joyce) of Springfield; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; brother, Vernon L. Feierstein of Jacksonville, FL; and stepsister, Margerie Almonrode of Saratoga, IN.  Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Feierstein; the mother of his children, Sally Jason; son, Joel Paulus; brother, Harold “Gene” Feierstein; and stepsister, Mildred Labig.

Dick attended Troy High School where he proudly played for the 1946 MVL Champion football team and graduated in 1948. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Alaska during his service until he transitioned back to civilian life.  Dick spent the next 33 years working for the United States Postal Service back in Troy, Ohio, followed by 17 years with Edgar H. Smith & Son Florist in Troy.  He was on a bowling team where he earned the name “Fireball”.  He was a regular at Lincoln Square and enjoyed watching the next 3 generations of his family grow.   Dick was past Commander of American Legion Post #43.  Dick was a man of great faith and was active member of Troy Church of The Brethren and a servant of the Troy community as a member of the Troy Lions Club.   

Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 PM on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at Baird Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 PM with Pastor Jon Keller officiating, followed by military honors.  Private interment will take place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Day City Hospice, GIVE of Covington or Troy Church of the Brethren.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at


March 10, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Baird Funeral Home
555 North Market Street
Troy, Ohio 45373

Memorial Service
March 10, 2024

4:00 PM
Baird Funeral Home
555 North Market Street
Troy, Ohio 45373


Day City Hospice
7601 Paragon Road, Suite 203, Dayton OH 45459

GIVE, Inc.
1000 Mote Avenue, Covington OH 45318

The Troy Church of the Brethren
1431 West Main Street, Troy OH 45373


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