Arthur Epstein
Arthur Herbert “Bushy” Epstein, 84, of West Hartford, CT died Thursday (December 22, 2011), with family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Mary for over 64 years. Born in Hartford, CT he was the son of Samuel and Shirley Epstein. He was a graduate of Weaver High School. He served in the American and Pacific Theaters of Operation while serving in the United States Navy aboard The USS Rogers. He received the World War II Victory Medal and was a member of the Jewish War Veterans. He was a proud 32nd Degree Master Mason and Shriner. He was a long time member of the Democratic Town Committee, active member of the Elmwood Merchants Association, member of the Connecticut Floor Covering Association where he was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also the recipient of the American Heart Association Lifestyle Change Award. In 1949 he co-founded Epstein Bros. Floor Covering, which became a leading Connecticut floor covering company. During the holiday season he brought joy to the members of the Shiloh Baptist Church of Hartford by providing nourishment for its congregants and the many homeless people from the area. Arthur was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. He is survived by his children, Mark and wife Linda, Gary and Pamela and Seth and wife Rebecca. He also leaves behind his brother Harold and his sister Linda and her husband Albert Reichin. Cherished grandchildren, Joelle and husband Matthew, Rachel and Jon, Jenna and Samuel Epstein. He also had many cherished nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his brother Jerold and his sisters Marjorie Strano and Barbara Masters. The Epstein Family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Joel Silver and the oncology nurses, Dr. Michael Teiger and the many nurses at St. Francis hospital for their loving care.

Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Tuesday December 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm followed by interment at Beth El Temple Cemetery, Jackson St. Extension, Avon. The family will receive relatives and friends at Beth El Temple 2626 Albany Ave., West Hartford following interment. Shiva will be observed at the home of Mary Epstein, 106 Montclair Dr. West Hartford on Tues 6 – 8pm, Wed, and Thur between 2 & 4pm and 6 & 8pm. Shiva will also be observed at the home of Linda Reichin, 162 Thistle Pond Dr. Bloomfield on Wed and Thur. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MDS Foundation or Beth El Temple (860) 233-9696. For further information, directions or to sign the guest register book for Bushy, please visit online at


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