HIGHLAND BEACH — Daniel Featherman, a resident of Highland Beach and formerly of Philadelphia, died Oct. 2 in hospice care at Delray Medical Center. He died from complications resulting from surgery.
Mr. Featherman, 83, was secretary and treasurer of Pennsylvania Steel Co., a chain of steel service centers. He was a lifetime partner with his brothers Bernard and Franklyn in their ownerships together of industrial, commercial and retail businesses, as well as real estate holdings.
Mr. Featherman was born in New York and attended Bordentown Military Institute, graduating with honors at 14 years of age, before going on to college. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and moved to Florida to be near his retired parents, graduating with an engineering degree from the University of Miami.
Mr. Featherman was a friendly man who helped many other people to start or to stay in business. He invented several patented steel storage equipment and automotive products.
As a hobby, he enjoyed playing billiards, and became an expert at it, sometimes running over 100 balls in a row against competition. He held active Masonic and Shriners memberships for over 50 years.
In addition to his wife, Carol, to whom he was married for over 54 years, he is survived by sons Barry, a lawyer in Washington, D.C., and Glenn, a dentist, and his wife, Carol, in Arizona; daughter Barbara Hillman, and her husband, Carlton, of Highland Beach; two grandchildren; and brothers Bernard, the mayor of Highland Beach, and Franklyn, who resides in Pennsylvania.
Interment took place at the family mausoleum in Roosevelt Cemetery, near Philadelphia.
Obituary submitted by the family.