Lou Goldfeder

May 11, 1943 — September 18, 2012

Lou Goldfeder

Lou Goldfeder, age, 69 of Tampa died Tuesday, September 18, 2012 surrounded by family and close friends. Mr. Goldfeder was born in St. Louis, Missiouri and came to Tampa in 1984 from Marshalltown, Iowa. He was a graduate of Rolla School of Mines and Metal Lurgy, now the University of Missiouri at Rolla with a degree in mechanical engineering and was founder and owner of Key Controls Inc., from 1984 until 2004. He was a member of Congregation Schaarai Zedek and numerous community organizations including the Holocaust Museum, former board member of Tampa Jewish Federation and the Jewish National Fund where he was the 2012 recipient of the Tree of Life, Guardian of Israel Award. He a leader of Alateen meetings for over 12 years and held meetings in various middle and high schools. He served the Harbour Island Homeowners Association as a neighborhood representative and the chairman of the Security Committee, a position he held for 18 years. He was a mentor and acted as a second father and brother to many, a beloved husband, loving father, adored grandfather and cherished friend Survivors include his beloved wife of 41 years, Diane, sons and daughter-in-law, Jason & Elizabeth Goldfeder of Memphis, TN, and Aaron Goldfeder of Seattle, WA, brother and sister-in-law, Maury & Roberta Goldfeder of St. Louis, MO, sister, Aileen Weinstein of St. Louis, MO and two grandchildren, Benjamin David and Jonathan Max Goldfeder. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 2:30 PM at Congregation Schaarai Zedek, 3303 West Swann Avenue, Tampa. Interment will follow at Schaarai Zedek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Holocaust Museum, Jewish National Fund, Congregation Schaarai Zedek or the charity of ones choice.


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