Lenore Epstein, age 82, passed away April 7, 2020. Born in Richmond Hills, N.Y., she was the beloved daughter of the late Betty and Isidore “Chic” Lupescu. Lenore was a devoted wife to the love of her life, and is survived by her husband of 62 years, Preston H. Epstein. She was the adored mother of Jeffrey M. Epstein, Susan E. Heidt and Jonathan A. Epstein, and is survived by son-in-law Ronald, daughter-in-law Laura and six grandchildren, Michelle, Danielle, Jamie, Rachel, David and Isla.
Lenore Epstein and Preston were high-school sweethearts. They married in Verona, Italy, which kickstarted Lenore’s passion for travel, which she indulged throughout her life. So high-energy, she combined being a homemaker and true matriarch of the family with both entrepreneurial flairs having started and run various businesses in Jacksonville, Fla., and Birmingham, Ala., including with Preston running Celebrated Experiences.
She had a passion for philanthropic and community work. She was a board member of Community Kitchens of Birmingham, a board member of ORT, an active fundraiser for the N.E. Miles Jewish Day School in Birmingham, and was involved with many synagogue organizations and many other charitable organizations.
Warmly loved and admired by all who knew her, she will be remembered for her strength, warmth, humor and caring nature. For the past 12 years Lenore was a resident of Atlanta, Ga. She passed away having survived multiple cancers and suffered from dementia.
Funeral services will be private. To express condolences and/or make donations, the family asks that you contact those charities devoted to feeding those in need during these difficult times. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.