Lore Feldman
Lore Feldman
  • January 15, 1923 - September 22, 2015
  • Houston, Texas

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Lore Murr Feldman, who escaped Nazi terror, had a long career as a medical editor and saw her three children and five grandchildren reach adulthood, succumbed to the passage of time on Sept. 22. She was 92.

Lore Murr was born in Ulm, Germany on Jan, 15, 1923, to a merchant family that owned a fabric and notions shop. They considered themselves German until the Nazis came to power and began persecuting Jews. Friends became strangers and even oppressors. Doors once open were closed.
After packing what belongings they were allowed to take under the watch of SS guards, Lore and her family left Ulm in 1937 and moved to White Plains, New York.

Her experience with the fascists informed her lifelong passion for progressive causes, and it was at a political organizing meeting in 1948 that she met Louis Feldman. They married two months later.

In 1955 Lore and Lou moved to Houston, where he began a long and distinguished career at Baylor College of Medicine. There he helped design and produce surgical equipment that is still used to save lives today.

Lore stayed home with their three children until they reached school age. Then she launched her career as a writer and medical editor. At the old Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences, she edited a publication called the Emissary, and she also served as a spokeswoman for the institute and an advocate for mental health services. When TRIMS was folded into the University of Texas Health Science Center, she went to work in the Department of Scientific Publications at MD Anderson Cancer Center. There she helped scientists with medical degrees and Ph.D.s write clearly. She didn't stop editing medical manuscripts until her early 80s because she had a passion for the work and for her friends and colleagues.

Her beloved husband of 64 years, Louis Feldman, died in 2012.

She leaves three children: Naomi Feldman and husband Ron Deike; Claudia Feldman and husband Don Mason; David Feldman and fiancé Charmaine Jackson. Also surviving are grandchildren Ben Deike, Sam Mason, Amanda Mason, Allie Feldman and Gabbi Feldman, and the mother of Allie and Gabbi, Renée Wilkins Feldman.