Obituary: Robert Alpern

Obituary: Robert Alpern

The Temple member was a child psychiatrist who was devoted to teaching future medical professionals.

Robert Alpern, age 77, of Newburgh, N.Y., and Atlanta died Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Survivors include his wife, Lynne Shapiro Alpern; sister Lee (Bert) Lieberman; son Ken (Alison) Alpern; daughter Eve (Brenda) Alpern; and his beloved grandchildren, Grant, Jaden and Isaac. Dr. Alpern was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Sarah, and his sister Estelle (Irving) Feigelstein.

Dr. Alpern practiced child, adolescent and pediatric psychiatry in Atlanta for more than four decades and was an active member of The Temple. Dr. Alpern was committed to developing the next generation of medical professionals and served as a clinical professor and community faculty member at Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory University.

Bob will be remembered for his love of family and friends, his adventurous and frequent travel, and the generosity of his spirit, which he often expressed through gifts of his own jewelry creations or by planning elaborate lifecycle and holiday celebrations.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, at The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St., Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, 1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, NY 10004. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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