David “Dubi” Dov Yehuda Feinstein, beloved son, brother, husband, father and grandfather, was born on December 27, 1954, in Jerusalem, Israel, and emigrated to Houston in 1984. He passed away suddenly due to cardiac arrest in Houston on Thursday, October 31, 2019.
David graduated from The Technion in Haifa, Israel with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. He received a Master’s Degree from the University of Houston in Electrical Engineering. Later, in his 50s, he earned a PhD in Computer Engineering, with a focus in quantum computing, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
After receiving his undergraduate degree, he opened his own business in the electronics industry and invented numerous products and earned several patents. David was a huge proponent of education and believed strongly in its power to help people perform to their highest capabilities in their careers. Within the past decade, he even began mentoring other young professionals in his field.
David had many hobbies, including opera, astronomy, math, science, Jewish studies, sports, jogging and exercise, travel, learning new languages, and he had an avid love for reading all genres of books making him well-versed in many subjects. He was always learning, and applied his knowledge into his daily life.
He was a family man to the core. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, and beamed with pride for each of them. He especially loved taking family trips, and always strove to spend one-on-one time with each of his family members.
David was blessed to live a life doing exactly what he set out to do, and was successful in doing what he loved since the young age of 13 – a rare quality to find in someone.
David was preceded in death by his father, Binyamin Feinstein. He is survived by his 90-year-old mother of Jerusalem, Israel, Chaya Feinstein; his children, Oren Feinstein, and wife Emily Feinstein, Donna Heaton, and husband, David Heaton; his beloved grandchildren, whom were his pride and joy, Mayer, Juliet, Jacob and Levi. He is also survived by his brother, Eliezer Feinstein, and his sister, Bella Keret, and numerous nieces and nephews. David enjoyed 39 years of marriage with the love of his life, Orna, who he supported unconditionally and spoke highly of every day.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to the American Heart Association.