Morton Feldman died on 3 September 1987, and was buried alongside his parents in Beth Moses Jewish Cemetery, in West Babylon, Long Island, about 30 miles east of New York City. Both his parents had died just a few years earlier; his monther, Frances, in April 1984, and his father, Irving, in June 1985. Morton was 61 when he died. His mother and father were 86 and 91 respectively.
In December 2016, Zahra Partovi visited Beth Moses Cemetery in search of Morton Feldman's grave. Some of the photos she took during her visit are shown here (click any photo for larger image). She has also written the following account of her visit.
This was a very special journey for me. I called the cemetery the week before I went and spoke with a very sweet woman. She was so moved by my emotions about visiting the gravesite that she said she would pick me up from the station. I waited several cloudy and rainy days for a day with clear skies. Then I took the train to Long Island's Pinelawn Station, but decided I would walk to the cemetery. After all I was on a pilgrimage and didn't want to be driven in a car. I brought a box of chocolates for the cemetery official, and with two stones in my pocket, I began looking for Morton Feldman. It was a cold, but beautiful day...