Dr. Martin E. Epstein, 89, World War II Veteran, Chemist

Martin_EpsteinDr. Martin E. Epstein, 89, of Haverhill and formerly of Andover, died Friday night, Sept. 18, at his residence.

He was born in Bronx, N.Y., Jan. 28, 1926, son of the late Haskel and Bertha (Torgowitz) Epstein. Educated in the New York school system, Epstein earned his Bachelor's Degree from City College of New York and his PhD in chemistry from Syracuse University. During World War II he served in the United States Army where he earned an American Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal. He was employed as a chemist for Pennsylvania Chemical Co., Celanese, Avery Label and American Bilt Rite. He moved to Weston in 1976 where he started Weston Technology Consultants, which he operated for 15 years. Prior to moving to Haverhill in 2003, he and his late wife resided in Andover for more than 21 years. Epstein was a member of the Andover Senior Center, treasurer of the New Hampshire Orchid Society and was a longtime mentor for the Josiah Quincy School, Boston.

He was the husband of the late Marcia E. (McCutcheon) Epstein who died in 2012 and his survivors include five children, Brian Epstein of Santa Barbara, Calif., Susan G. Epstein and her husband Manoj Shah of Branchburg, N.J., William D. Epstein and his wife Melissa of Wilmington, Del., Jana M. Schwartz and her husband Jon of Bothell, Wash., Victoria J. and her husband Edward Gartland III of Newton; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center, 36 Bartlett St., Andover. Contributions in his memory may be made to the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.