Dr. Bernard “Sonny” Epstein

Dr. Bernard “Sonny” Epstein

Dr. Bernard “Sonny” Epstein, died July 1, 2013. Born January 8, 1936; Beloved husband of Rosetta Epstein (nee Delp) for 54 years. Loving and proud father of Debbie (Tom) Hiegel, Diane (David) Meyer, Dale (Stephanie), David (Heather), Douglas (Christine) and Denise (Greg) Zavertnik. Proud Grandfather of Allison, Angie, TJ, Nick, Ricky, Matt, Sarah, Joey, Hannah, Zack, David, Kala, Tommy, Jacob, Samantha and Annie. Beloved twin brother of Shirley (Allan) DeSimone. Proud uncle of Robin, Ruth, Marci, Keith and Chad. Proceeded in death by parents Harry and Anna Epstein and by brothers Norman and Melvin Epstein. Bernard joined the Marine Corp at 17 years old where he earned the rank of sergeant. He graduated from Harris Teachers College in 1961 with an AB degree. He worked at Patrick Henry Elementary in the St Louis Public School District for 14 years. While raising his family he did extensive graduate work at several universities where he earned his Masters, Specialist and Doctorate degrees. Sonny was a very distinguished and proud educator of the Pattonville family for over 25 years. Sonny affected and influenced so many lives. He took care of many people—students and faculty but more over friends and family. He opened his home and heart with everything he had. He taught us the meaning of family and our family will stand strong forever because of him. He will be immensely missed and NEVER forgotten! His lessons are for life for everyone he has touched from business to family members!

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