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Dr. Gail Feinberg Goldman Succumbs to Cancer, 69

October 19, 2020


Eric Schneider and Gail Goldman
Eric Schneider and Gail Goldman

MIAMI BEACH—Gail F. Goldman, wife of the founder of Fabrics & Furnishings International, Eric Schneider, passed away on Oct. 17, after a long battle with cancer.

She was born Feb. 3, 1951.

She was a frequent trade show visitor with her husband and was known to many in the fabrics industry. She travelled the globe with her husband for many years .

Prior to her retirement in 2019, she was a recognized leading psychologist in private practice in New York City and Miami Beach administering psychoeducational testing and evaluations to thousands of students. Dr. Goldman changed the lives of these students and their families. She was voted a Top Psychologist in 2018 in the New York City area.

She was a graduate of Sophie Newcomb College/Tulane University and University of Maryland with an MA and PHD in Psychology in 1991. Gail performed her Post Doctorate work at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore completing a fellowship in 1993.

Dr. Goldman was a native Floridian graduating from Coral Gable High School. She also was on the Board of Directors of Temple Emanuel in Miami Beach.

Her father, Dr. Herbert Feinberg, was a nationally renowned podiatrist who opened his practice in Miami Beach after serving in the U.S. Army in WWII and was one of the founders of Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. Her mother, Ethel Feinberg, immigrated from Romania through Ellis Island.

Dr. Goldman is survived by her husband of 22 years, Eric Schneider, two sisters, Judy Feinberg and Carol Feinberg, two daughters, Robin Goldman Fitzgerald and Dr Julie Goldman Merriman,and four grandchildren, Jake, Chase, Eli and Paige.

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