Robert F Feist

December 4, 1928 ~ August 1, 2018 (age 89)

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Pilsung Kim

Dear Mr. Feist, the last time I saw you was when I took my family to Seattle to see you.
I miss you very much. 
I have not been able to come to America for last 5-6 years.
I will remember you as long as I can.
Rest well in peace.

Posted on November 13, 2018 10:02 AM
Tony Auciello
I was fortunate to meet Bob in the late 70’s when I was in my early 20’s at the ymca. He liked exercising, playing tennis and racquetball and we began playing occasionally. He was very easy to befriend for me although much older he loved to travel and I enjoyed hearing his travel stories. I would see him on and off when he in town which became less and less as he had fewer and fewer reasons to come back to Cincinnnati. The last time I saw him was around his 80th birthday he had come back to town with some other friends to visit an old friend who had passed away. We had lunch and caught up on each other’s lives. I could tell age was starting to catch up with him even though he tried not to show it. Several years later I spoke to him around Christmas time. He told me he had moved into a retirement community, his memory was starting to fail him. He was always in good spirits but had a healthy dose of criticism for many things. I lost contact the last few years or so, the phone number I had for him was no longer active. I sent him a Christmas card religiously ever year and none ever came back so I figured he must still be with us. He was kind and generous to me and my wife and friends that he knew. He was a very memorable part of life, I enjoyed his friendship very much. He has been in my prayers in recent years as I knew he was in decline. I’m very glad I met him and called him my friend. May you Rest In Peace
Bob Feist

Posted on August 23, 2018 9:46 PM
Carol Pucci and Tom Auciello
It was our privilege to have known Bob, such a down-to-earth man who accomplished so much in the world of music. Bob loved travel, Seattle, and his friends. He will be missed.

Posted on August 23, 2018 8:20 PM
Alan Boyle
Bob touched a lot of people ... and outlived a lot of those people. For those who remember him, there'll be a memorial service at St. James Cathedral Chapel at 1 p.m. August 31. Would love to see all of Bob's friends there. Godspeed, Maestro!

Posted on August 19, 2018 11:50 PM
John Pilskog
Thank you maestro Feist for all the great performances and your friendship. As an exemplar of the Italian tradition, your passing dims the lights on a living connection to what was a golden age. You are missed, old friend.

Posted on August 16, 2018 8:59 AM
Scott Miller
I met Bob in 1995 at the Seattle Athletic Club. We just started talking in the sauna and began years of friendship. I was going back to school to be a teacher and he was very interested in my views. We talked for hours over dinner at his house about all kinds of world, local, and national news. He took me to see the opera and Seattle Symphony productions. I loved anything with music, so this was a treat. He would play the piano for me if I asked. Man, he was good! He showed me many slides of his European life and I was able to read some of his early writings for his book. He told amazing stories and I always left his house knowing I just had a real deep meaningful conversation. He came to my wedding when I married later in life and kept in touch through phone calls and the occasional visit. He was interested in my life and kept up with my boys activities. Bob was a unique person and I am a better person for him being part of my life for over 20 years. Bob, you made a huge difference in the opera world and my life. Thanks for all the conversations! Love you man! You will be missed!

Posted on September 1, 2018 5:07 PM
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