Dr. Morton Epstein, 89, of Highlands died Nov. 7, 2014. Born in Newark, he lived in West Orange before moving to Maplewood for over 40 years.
Dr. Epstein practiced as an internal medicine and cardiology specialist, being board certified in both, for nearly 50 years, both in his private medical practice. He also served at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein Hospital, where he was chief resident, and at the former Newark City Hospital and United Hospitals of Newark, where he served as the director of medicine. While he had retired from full-time practice, he remained licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey at the time of his death.
He was a graduate of South Side High School, Newark, and received both his BS and medical degrees from New York University.
He served his country in the European Theater in World War II as a medic and interpreter, and received two bronze service stars and other decorations and citations.
For many years, he was a member of Temple B’nai Abraham while it was in Newark and after it moved to Livingston.
Predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Barbara Ann Decher Epstein, he is survived by two daughters, Karen Epstein (Linda Cole) and Rachel (Mark) Klein; his son, David (Charlene); and four grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 9 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston.