Eight Bells: George Feiwell
Published on December 4th, 2018
George S. Feiwell, 91, died peacefully at home on November 28 in Chicago, IL.
George lived an adventurous life befitting of his colorful personality. As a young adult, George worked as a rancher in Wyoming and performed in rodeos, and later racing both cars and boats.
George obtained both an undergraduate and law degree from the University of Iowa, graduating law school in 1953. George was one of the great lawyers of his generation, practicing in local, state, and federal courtrooms in a career spanning over six decades.
He was especially proud of trying what at the time was the longest jury trial in the Northern District of Illinois, a trial that lasted for over five months. In his later years, George focused primarily in the Domestic Relations Division of Cook County, and continued to be a zealous advocate for his clients.
For the sailing community, George was a fixture and a legend at the Chicago Yacht Club where he was highly involved and a great influence on many young sailors and the local adaptive sailing program.
Predeceased by his parents, Morris and Mable Feiwell; loving wife, Marilyn Jane Feiwell; brother Robert Feiwell; and sister, Elinor (Stanley) Jarrow. Survived by son, Todd Feiwell, daughter, Annie (Scott) Diamond; grandchildren Lauren, Eli, Madilyn, and Dylan; and devoted companion Jan Kramer.
Donations can be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Chicago Yacht Club Foundation and the American Cancer Society.