SSG 1994-1995

Left to Right: Deb Dauber, BPC, Doug Daniels, Matt Cohen, Sarah Jouppi, Vidya Krishnan, Adrian Das

Not Present: Marc Feldman

Marc William Feldman 1973-02/20/1995

GLASTONBURY —Bill and Janet Feldmann spent Tuesday remembering their son’s life, while trying to piece together what they’ve learned about his skiing death on the slopes he loved.The Feldmanns were told late Monday that their son, 21-year-old Marc Feldmann, an Eagle Scout and presidential scholar, died after hitting a tree on an expert ski slope in Breckenridge, Colo.

Every spring break for the past three years, Marc Feldmann, a student at the University of Michigan, has headed west to Colorado or Utah with his fraternity brothers from Theta Delta Chi. Janet Feldmann said she worried more about their means of transportation to the slopes than their actual skiing. This year, she said, the friends took the train from the university, where Feldmann was preparing to graduate with a degree in chemistry.

He had skied since age 7, taking up the sport when his grandparents retired to Stowe, Vt. It was something Feldmann loved, along with chemistry experiments and playing the drums in a rock ‘n’ roll band.

“He was a very experienced skier,” Janet Feldmann said. “I don’t understand it. He must have gone into a wooded area.” They know that his friends last saw Feldmann at 2 p.m. Monday. At 5 p.m., they reported him missing to the ski patrol. The ski patrol found Feldmann about 6:10 p.m. Monday at the base of a tree on an expert trail with moguls in wooded terrain. Members of the patrol tried unsuccessfully to revive him.

He had been accepted to the doctoral programs at U Wisconsin, U Colorado, and UCLA .

Hartford Courant – By TINA A. BROWN; Courant Staff Writer (February 22, 1995)