Friday, April 19, 2024


Janet Feitelson, 91

Janet Feitelson died June 24 at the Fisher Home in Amherst, Mass., after a period of declining health. She was 91.

Born in West New York, N.J., Feb. 28, 1917, to Anniece (Landau) and Frank Pearlstein, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1938 with a chemistry degree.

She worked for Standard Oil of New Jersey as a chemist and research librarian. She married Norman Feitelson, a dentist, and settled in Westport where she lived until 2002 when she moved to Amherst.

She had a lifelong interest in the arts. She knitted, sewed, wove and did needlepoint and ceramics. She worked as a volunteer in the textile department of the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City.

Survivors include her daughter, Ann Feitelson and grandson, Henry Weis, both of Montague, Mass.; and her brother, Malcolm Preston of Truro, Mass. She was predeceased by her husband.

Gifts in her memory may be given to the Fisher Home, 1165 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002.

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