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Gary A. Epstein, DDS, passed away April 21 at at age 73  from an aggressive lung cancer. Services were held April 23 in the Chapel at Temple Israel Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Epstein and parents, Morris and Mollie Epstein.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Robyn Belgrade; grandsons: Alex and Zach Belgrade; sister and brother-in-law, Harriet and Dr. Norman Sigel of Fresno, CA.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Frankie and Sandy Kasin; his beloved dogs, Sammy and Grace; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Gary graduated from Central High School in 1960. He attended Creighton University and the Dental School, graduating in 1967. He served in the Army from 1967 – 1969 and returned to Omaha to begin his dental practice. After selling his dental practice, he developed portable dental equipment to serve the elderly in nursing homes. At the time of his diagnosis, he was teaching at Kaplan University. Gary was an avid golfer, loved restoring older cars and built a few model airplanes.

Memorials may be made to the Josie Harper Hospice House or Ted E. Bear Hollow.