- 76 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 1, 1938
- Place of birth:
Glasgow, Montana, United States
- Date of passing: May 19, 2015
- Place of passing:
Seattle, Washington, United States
|"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss|
June 1, 1938 - May 19, 2015
Brian was a long time resident of Magnolia. He was born in Glasgow, Montana, to Frieda and Zalman “Brick” Feldman, who have both preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Cheryl A Beckman-Feldman; brother, Shelly Feldman, sister Lexy (Jim) Peressini; parents-in-law, Frank and Marge Beckman; and sister-in-law, Luana (Dan) Schweitzer. He is also survived by his children Stacey (Gus) Gullicksen, Kelly (Ken) Ball, Scott (Sophana) Connelly, Pandi (Troy) Bartley, Shannon (Aaron) Parsley, 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Feldman served as 2nd Class Petty Officer in the Navy aboard the USS Radford from 1956-1960. After his discharge from the Navy, he worked for the railroad in Montana then transferred to Seattle and worked for Burlington Northern Railroad. After quitting the railroad he became a self taught Carpenter, which turned out to be seasonal and not earning enough to support his family. While unemployed he took and passed the test to become a police officer. Brian became a Seattle Police Officer as a patrolman in 1969. He moved into the motorcycle unit in 1978. He was accepted into the Seattle Police Motorcycle Drill Team in 1983, where he escorted the Blue Angels, Rock Stars and Presidents. He also performed motorcycle drills in several parades one being the annual Sea Fair Parade Brian retired from the Seattle Police Department in July 1994, after serving 25 years. Brian was a very talented wood design maker, banjo/guitar player, avid golfer and enjoyed Blue Grass Music. He always had a smile on his face and loved to share jokes. Brian enjoyed spending time with friends and family putting together an impromptu BBQ He enjoyed seeing his grandson, Tod play basketball and football and he never missed a game. He was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Brian’s Celebration of Life will be June 13, 2015, at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center at 1:00, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle, WA 98199. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, and/or the U.S. Holocaust Museum. For a full obituary, to share memories, pictures and/or videos, go to:
"I met Brian when we began the police academy in 1969. We worked with and around each other for over 27 years. We also spent many hours beating a golf ball around those D----! golf courses. He was a great friend, neighbor, police officer, and golf buddy. I will miss you til we meet again. Your friend, John Carlson⛳️"
"I will never forget the warm and gracious welcome that Brian gave me my first day in motors. Brian was a huge part of what it meant to be on the "Drill Team" The Team will miss you and your welcoming smile."
"I remember you Brian for your big smile and your kindness as I was beginning my career in 1980 and you were well into yours. You always had a good word and there was no doubt you loved being a police officer."
"Always a smile and true gentleman! RIP"
"Enjoyed working with Brian for many years on motors. Always had a smile for everyone. A great drill Team member and neighbor. We will miss you Brian, rest in peace my friend."
"I met Brian when he married Cheryl, a sweet friend of mine. Thank you, Brian, for making Cheryl as happy as she deserved to be. And, I know you two will be together again for eternity."
"Brian, you were always a pleasure to work with and spend time with !"
"I added two photos of Brian with his banjo; pictures I took nearly 40 years apart. Brian was a fellow cop, a fun musical pal, good friend, and a steadfast golfing companion. I am going to miss him very much. See you on the other side Brian. Keep a seat warmed up for me in the house band."
"Dad I miss you already, knowing you are not in this world or at the end of a phone. Thank you for being my Dad and for all you have done for me in my lifetime and giving me 3 sisters. It has been so beautiful to see how happy you have been with your soulmate. Thank you for bringing Cheryl to our lives, She has the same sweet sprit that you do. I love her too and will do anything I can for her in your absence. Rest Dad until we meet again. I Love you"
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