Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., he attended Taylor Allderdice High School. At Princeton he majored in sociology and joined Colonial Club. Among his happiest college memories were his years in Triangle Club, whose orchestra he played in and helped conduct. Decades later, he still recalled Triangle’s cross-country tours with great fondness.
After studying at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Felix worked as an attorney for a variety of companies and firms in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, including Buchanan Ingersoll, Signal Finance, CoreStates Financial Corp., and WolfBlock. He was also a founding member of the Ronald McDonald House of Pittsburgh.
Felix’s love of music continued throughout his life. He played acoustic and electric bass in groups such as the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Camelot Productions, the Newark Symphony Orchestra, the Chester County Pops, and countless pickup bands and pit orchestras. He gave his time and support to young musicians in programs at the Delaware All-State Theatre, the Music School of Delaware, and Lincoln University, among others. He also enjoyed surf fishing, stamp collecting, working around the house, and searching for the best barbecue.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his sister, Mary Louise; his son, Tim; his stepdaughter, Blair; and his grandsons, Ken and Charlie.