John Felman

(Leo) John Felman, 80, died March 18, 2018 after a long battle with post-polio syndrome and cancer.

Mr. Felman was born and raised in Pittsburgh. After attending the Mercersburg Academy, he graduated in 1960 from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. and honors in philosophy. He attended post-graduate studies at the University of London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mr. Felman worked in the family business in Pittsburgh, Eagle Linen Service, after returning from extensive travel in Europe and Russia. He also worked as director of operations for various sports teams including the Pittsburgh Triangles and the San Diego Friars World Team Tennis Leagues. After moving to Tucson, he was employed at the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

Survivors include his daughter, Jessie Camilla Felman of Oxford, England; sister, Roberta (Michael) Lewis, nephew, Jordan Lewis, and niece, Sasha Lewis, all of Tucson.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Peppiā€™s Hospice at Tucson Medical Center, Youth on Their Own, or the charity of your choice. Roberta Lewis may be contacted at