WILLIAMS, R. Felder, 36, of Ridgewood, NJ, died Saturday, March 22, of kidney cancer. Note that he did not “lose the battle.” Cancer never took his hope, humor, intelligence or love. The strength he maintained throughout his illness would put any superhero to shame. He fought for life until his last breath.
Felder was an extraordinary soul masquerading as a regular human being. He was proud to protect children as a deputy attorney general for the state of New Jersey. He always questioned authority, fought for the underdog, and closely followed world events from early childhood. Felder was a gentleman and a scholar, passionate about literature, music, poetry, history, law, travel and food. Sadly, dinner conversations will never contain the same wit or substance.
Felder studied hard, partied hard, and was an outdoor enthusiast. He hated small talk, bad coffee, Facebook, and stupid TV. He was sensitive, authentic, and could be endearingly clumsy. He was always kind.
Felder adored his wife, Jen and their 20-month-old daughter, Kella. Their love was true, and it will continue forever.
Felder was loved, liked and deeply esteemed. His family would like to extend their deepest condolences to all those who did not know him.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 5, at 2 pm at the United Church of Spring Valley, Spring Valley, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Felder Williams fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.