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Seymour B. Feldman

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“Mom Spoke of him often. We proudly displayed the picture of him recieving a medal from King George in our apartment. I was surprised that his service...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Alan Engel - Las Vegas, NV

“Buck stayed with my parents in Hawkinge, Kent when he visited England. He was an interesting and charming man. Even though it was years ago he is...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Paula Green - Friend

“I was very sorry to hear of Seymour's passing. My dad, Isy Rabinowitz had been trying to find him in the last years of his life. He referred to him...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: David Lashmore - Lebanon, NH

“My wife and I visited Sye twice, once when his wife Margot was living and once following her death. I am very interested in WWII aviation, especially...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Miller - Alhambra, CA

“Sye piped for the Fishbacki Studio of the Dance Scottish Dance Troupe since 1965. We are proud to have his photo from that time in our lobby. His...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Kathie Anthony/Katherine Fishback - NM

“Dear family, Condolences to the loss of Seymour B. Feldman. Mr Jan van Huuksloot, one of the founders of our foundation Wings to Victory was a...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Martien van Dijk - friend

“Sye was always a wonderful friend and piper., He gave me my first set of pipes and helped me to learn the chanter. We had a very close friendship. ...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Carol Griffith - Albuquerque, NM

“Dear Family, I would like to express my condolences at the passing away of Seymour. For many years we have shared our interest in military aviation...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Dirk Decuypere - Geluwe - friend

“With happy memories of Buck marching into the pub ( Cat and Custard Pot ) playing the bagpipes, a treasured sound. I am priviledged to have met and...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Jeane Wiggins - Friend

“Sye was a dear friend from St. Andrews. His piping was enjoyed by many. Unfortunately, I was not well enough to attend his memorial service. with...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Jean Geddes - Albuquerque, NM

“Uncle Sye was an inspiration to us all and will be sorely missed. It was good to see him come to the Rio Grande Celtic Festival this past May even if...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Lare - Albuquerque, NM

“I only met Sye at the Robbie Burns Dinner last January. We shared several excellent stories about his service in the RAF and my service in the...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Tom MacMahon - A;lbuquerque, NM

“Sye was my special friend at the nursing home where I worked, I enjoyed our chats about his career during WWII as a pilot and will miss them and him....Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Sue Detrow - Albuquerque, NM

“Sye Feldman is indeed one of the "greatest generation". I will miss him, his stories of his highly valiant service to the cause of freedom, and his...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Ann Wood - Albuquerque, NM

“You will be missed. Maurice and I remember the times you needed translation of your French to English memoirs. I always enjoyed working with you...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Maurice & Georgie Hanjoul - NM

“I worked with "Uncle" Sye at the FAA. He was a kind and gentle soul. An amazing pilot that was truly a Hero! When my son was born, he and Margot...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Elizabeth Livesay and Zachary Herrera

“On behalf of the French Family of Companies we express our deepest condolences. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Shelia Hocker - Albuquerque, NM


Seymour B. Feldman, age 90, passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010. Sye was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1920, and grew up in upstate New York. Upon graduation from high school, he moved back to New York City with his family and took flying lessons at Floyd Bennet Field, earning a commercial flying license in 1941. He was one of many American flyers recruited to the British Royal Air Force in the early years of WWII. Known affectionately to his fellow fighter pilots as "Buck" he remained with the RAF for the duration of the war. He flew many combat missions in the Spitfire, Hurricane, Typhoon, and Tempest fighter planes. His favorite was the Tempest. He shot down eleven of the dreaded 'buzz bombs' aimed at London by the Germans. Sye was extremely proud of his service to the RAF and considered it one of his greatest accomplishments. Among his awards was the British Distinguished Flying Cross which he received in person from King George VI in July 1944. Sye lived in Albuquerque from 1956 until his death. He worked at the Federal Aviation Administration until he retired in 1985. He was a member of The Albuquerque Hangar of the Quiet Birdmen and Albuquerque Lodge No. 60 of the Free Masons of New Mexico. He was an accomplished bagpiper and a member of the Shrine Pipes and Drums. Sye was a charter member and a past president of the St. Andrew Scottish Society of New Mexico. Sye was preceded in death by his brother, Irving and his beloved wife, Margot. He is survived by his sister, Irene Feldman of New York City. Services will be held Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 10:00 a.m., at French ~ Lomas Chapel. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.