Deborah Lee Feindt, 69, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on March 1, 2020, at her home, after a long struggle with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD). Born in Baltimore, Md., she was the youngest daughter of Thomas Boyer and Anna (Parr) Boyer.
Feindt was a graduate of Woodlawn High School in Catonsville, Md., in the Class of 1968, and of the University of Delaware, in the Class of 1973, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in health science with highest honors.
After graduating, she worked full-time for 15 years as a board-certified medical technologist for clinical laboratories in the Boston and Baltimore metropolitan areas. At Central Laboratories of Associated Maryland Pathologists (CLAMP) in Towson, Md., she advanced to supervisor of the Immunochemistry Department. During her last year at CLAMP, she also served as the employee representative on the board of directors. After CLAMP, she worked for a year at Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems in Cockeysville, Md., as a technical services coordinator, and then became a full-time mom.
After her daughter, Anna, started school, Feindt did intermittent volunteer and part-time work for several agencies and organizations. She also pursued further education in areas that reflected her life-long interest in gardening and landscape design. She was certified as a Master Gardener by Penn State in 2001 and was briefly enrolled in a master’s degree program in landscape architecture at Morgan State University. Another of her passions was travel. Over the years, with her husband, Hans, she traveled to most of Western Europe, the Western and Eastern U.S., and several countries in South America.
Feindt is survived by her beloved husband of 46 years, Hans Heinrich Feindt; her daughter, Anna Boyer Baldwin; her grandchildren, Ava Rose Baldwin and Arthur Alexander Baldwin; and her sister, Nancy Lustica.
A celebration of Feindt’s life will be held at 11 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10 a.m., on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Clarksville Chapel, 34874 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean View, Del. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration; 2700 Horizon Dr., Ste. 120; King of Prussia, PA 19406, or at www.theaftd.org. Condolences may be sent online at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.