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 Robert Howard “Bob” Feldman

Robert Howard “Bob” Feldman

Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA
Death 1 Nov 2012 (aged 72)
Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA
Burial Unknown
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Robert "Bob" Howard Feldman, AKA "The Old Fossil," 72, of Billings, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Eagle Cliff Manor.

He was born on Oct. 4, 1940, to Howard C. "Bud" and Eleanor M. Feldman in Grand Forks, N.D. He had one sister. After high school, Bob graduated with Bachelor's, then a Master's degree in Geology at the University of Northern Colorado.

White serving in the United States Air Force at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb., he met Claudia L. Daniels. On March 19, 1966, Bob and Claudia were married in Mountain View, Mo. They were married for 46 years.

Bob taught Earth Science in School District 2 for 25 years. He also authored the original, "Rock Hounds Guide to Montana," and co-authored "Rock Hounding Montana." Bob was an avid fossil collector and spent many days and hours in the field, primarily the Pryors. He even found a brand new subclass of Cretaceous crab, which was named after him, and ammonites that are housed at the Smithsonian Institute.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Claudia; daughter Barbara (Tom) Hebert of Bearcreek; sons Thomas Feldman and David Feldman, both of Billings; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and sister Susan (Brian) Brewer of Redwood Falls, Minn.

Cremation has taken place. Per Bob's request, no services are planned. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials as a donation to the American Heart Association in Bob's name.

Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.


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