Arthur Epstein Obituary, Death Cause – EPSTEIN, Arthur J., of Boca Raton, Florida, passed away without incident on May 21, 2023. He was 86 years old. Arthur spent his childhood in Malden, Massachusetts, and in 1958 he tied the knot with his high school love, Eunice (Sandler) z’l. They moved to Marblehead after getting married and starting their new life there with their three children, Julie, Lauren, and Jonathan.
They started their married life in Peabody. When Arthur was in high school, he worked at his father’s factory in Wakefield, which was known as Mystic Enterprises. When Arthur was sixteen years old, his father passed away, and he immediately took on additional responsibilities at the Mystic. It was in 1965 when a friend of his mother’s gave him the opportunity to purchase the Midas business that was located in Malden that launched his career with Midas Muffler.
After some time, Arthur worked his way up to become the second largest franchise owner in the nation. In recent years, Arthur has devoted a significant portion of his effort on charitable contributions. Jewish education and mental health were two of his primary focuses, however these were not his only areas of interest. In honor of the extraordinarily thoughtful donation that he made, the Cohen Hillel Academy in Marblehead was rechristened the Epstein Hillel School in 2017.
At the North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts, he established the Epstein Center for Behavioral Health as a way to honor the memory of his late wife, Eunice, who had battled bipolar disorder for the majority of her adult life. This facility has 120 beds and provides care for both adults and children. In addition to that, he took great delight in the fact that he helped new businesspeople pursue their goals. He was a person who believed in others and took pleasure in witnessing their success.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Bryna Litchman, as well as his children, Julie and JB Nadal, Lauren and Mark Rubin, and Linn and Jonathan Epstein. Additionally, Arthur is survived by Bryna Litchman’s parents. His six grandkids, Jake, Grace, Zoe, Amy, Mathias, and Noah, whom he referred to as his “three kings and three queens,” were the objects of his greatest affection, and he boasted about them at every available occasion.
Funeral Services will be place at Congregation Shirat Hayam of the North Shore on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 11 am. The congregation is located at 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott, Massachusetts. The burial will take place in Shirat Hayam Cemetery, which is located at 506 Lowell Street in Peabody, Massachusetts. The Jewish religious holiday of Shiva will be honored on Thursday, May 25 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Temple Emanuel located at 385 Ward Street in Newton, Massachusetts.