Irving Epstein, family practice doctor

Irving Epstein
Irving Epstein
Posted: March 12, 2014

Irving Epstein, 82, of Moorestown, a family practice physician, died of pneumonia on Thursday, March 6, at Virtua Memorial in Mount Holly.

Dr. Epstein graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia in 1949 and earned his bachelor's in chemistry at Temple University in 1953.

He earned his medical degree at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery at what is now Des Moines (Iowa) University in 1957.

"There were some quotas regarding Jews getting into medical schools" at the time, and that might have been a reason for his choosing an osteopathic school, daughter Debra, an obstetrician/gynecologist, said.

Dr. Epstein opened his medical office in Browns Mills in the mid-1970s and was on the staff at what is now Virtua Memorial from 1975 to 2005, when he retired from both his practice and his hospital duties, she said.

He was a member of the American Osteopathic Association.

Besides his daughter, Dr. Epstein is survived by sons Ross, Samuel, and Jeffrey, a sister, a brother, and eight grandchildren. His wife, Marlene, died in 2002.

A visitation was set from 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Platt Memorial Chapels, 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill, before an 11 a.m. funeral service there, with interment in Crescent Memorial Park, Pennsauken.

Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.plattmemorial.com.


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