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Bernard "Sonny" Epstein

Jan 8, 1936 - Jul 1, 2013

Guest Book

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Bernie thank you for supporting me at The Heights all through the years.
Ken McGuire

Bernie, Thanks for being a great fan and mentor! Even tho we never got to work in the same building, your support meant a lot!

Annette Houston Bresnahan

Bern, Bern, you were not just my leader, but you were my hero, my mentor, best friend and confidante. You and "your Rose" know more about me than anyone. We had that level of trust that was immeasurable and I am eternally grateful. With your wisdom as a leader you wanted everyone to be a little better than they were the day before. Be both believed that. You not only talked the talk, but you walked the walk. Your dedication to education has reached over 40,000, students, over...

Thank you, Bernie, for changing my life... you saw all of us as our best selves, and encouraged us to constantly prove your vision to be correct. I will remember you always. Much love to your family.

Sonny touched our family in many ways. He will always be remembered.

Thank you for being the kind, generous, loving man we've all adored for so many years. You set the bar high, Bernie. Thank you for believing in me-you will be missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

To a GREAT BOSS and an even GREATER FRIEND. I salute you for your devotion to family, friends and your everlasting pursuit of quality education. I will miss you. But know this, my memory is long and when we all gather to re-collect and travel down memory lane, you will bring a smile to my face. With the greatest of respect and admiration. Forever in my heart. With love...

I first met Bernie when I worked as a substitute teacher at Pattonville Heights shortly after he started there. He was always fair and kind and looked out for his staff including the subs. When I went to work for Pattonville in the community relations department, he tried to talk me into coming to work for him as a teacher instead. We had a special relationship. I could always count on him for anything. He was the principal for my children. He was my friend. I have been praying for him...


Bernard's Obituary

Beloved husband of Rosetta Epstein (nee Delp) for 54 years.Loving and proud father of Debbie (Tom) Hiegel, Diane (David) Meyer, Dale (Stephanie),Dave (Heather), Douglas (Christine) Epstein and Denise (Greg) Zavertnik.Proud Grandfather of Allison, Angie, TJ, Nick, Ricky, Matt, Sarah, Joey, Hannah,...

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