Date of Birth: 02/23/1942
Date of Death: 04/21/2015
Services: Services will be held Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel at Temple Israel Cemetery, 42nd and Redick St. Omaha, Nebraska.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Memorials are suggested to the Josie Harper Hospice House (www.hospicehouseomaha.org) or Ted E. Bear Hollow(www.tedebearhollow.org).
He passed away at age 73 years from an aggressive lung cancer.
Gary graduated from Central High School in 1960. He attended Creighton University and the Dental School, graduating in 1967.He served in the Army from 1967 – 1969 and returned to Omaha to begin his dental practice. After selling his dental practice, he developed portable dental equipment to serve the elderly in nursing homes. At the time of his diagnosis, he was teaching at Kaplan University. Gary was an avid golfer, loved restoring older cars and built a few model airplanes.
He is preceded in death by his son, Mark Epstein and parents, Morris and Mollie Epstein. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughter Robyn Belgrade; grandsons, Alex and Zach Belgrade; sister, Harriet (Dr. Norman) Sigel of Fresno, CA.; sister in law, Frankie (Sandy) Kasin; his beloved dogs, Sammy and Grace; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.