Benjamin Feinstein, by all accounts, was an exceptional young man. By the time he was a high school senior, his grades assured acceptance to numerous top universities. He also excelled all four years on his high school’s varsity basketball and golf teams, and had a huge and loyal circle of friends who would become extended family for his parents, Wayne and Leslee.
“He had a Ricky Nelson ideal kind of life,” Wayne Feinstein recalled. “Never any problems of any kind until he was stricken with gastric cancer at 17.”