May 22, 2014 at 1:00 am

Fernand Feig, Grosse Ile

Former Riverview city official considered teaching a calling

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Fernand Feig, a former instructor at Henry Ford Community College who served as a city councilman and mayor pro tem in Riverview, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Oakwood Hospital Southshore in Trenton. He was 88.

Mr. Feig, a longtime Grosse Ile resident who taught industrial arts at HFCC from the mid-1960s until retiring in the mid-1980s, considered teaching a calling, said his son, Philip Feig.

“He was a wonderful father and grandfather,” his son said. “He loved to teach and thought everyone in the family should follow in his footsteps.”

Philip Feig said his father’s cause of death was congestive heart failure.

Mr. Feig was born March 2, 1926, and taught at Cass Tech High School in Detroit before joining HFCC. He moved to Grosse Ile in 1968 and lived there the rest of his life, his son said.

During his career as an educator, Mr. Feig wrote several community college textbooks about electrical circuitry and industrial arts, his son said.

Mr. Feig was a life member of the Patrol Craft Sailors Association and was active with the Christian Science Society in Wayne.

He also is survived by his wife, Joan; daughters, Leslie Feig Gyi and Laurel Feig Cebrian; two grandchildren and a nephew.

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