Born January 14, 1920 in Manhattan, New York son of the late Harry and Henrietta (Abramson) Epstein passed away at his home on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at age 96.
Surviving are his wife of 17 years, Charlene Epstein; children, Jonathan (Terry) Epstein, Seth Epstein, Evlynn Applebaum, and Anita (Perrin) Parkhurst; grandchildren, Evan, Rachel, Ashleigh (Ted), Drew (Kristen), and Whitney; great grandson, Hudson along with many nieces, nephews, and sister-in-law, Doris Shooman.
Matthew was preceded in death by his first wife, Anne Epstein and his sister, Jean Breslau.
Dr. Epstein received his Doctorate from NYU, with his education being interrupted for 3 years for military service in the U.S. Army during WWII. He served as a professor at MSU in the College of Social Science for 30 years, retiring in 1990.
A graveside service will take place at Beth Moses Cemetery in Pinelawn, New York.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Congregation Shaarey Zedek in East Lansing or Sparrow Home Hospice.
Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.