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Robert S. Epstein

Robert “Bob” S. Epstein, 75, of Merrimack passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.

He was born in Stamford, CT on January 16th, 1944, son of the late Abraham and Ruth (Wool) Epstein. He was raised in Stamford and graduated from Wright Tech. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1961 – 1964. He was a 6th degree black belt in Enshudo Karate.

Bob started his own Chimney sweep company, RSE Services in the early 1980s and he enjoyed making meaningful connections with his many loyal customers, whom he truly cared about.

Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his 7 grandchildren and his dog, Clyde. He also enjoyed spending time at Hot Rize with his good friends.

Anyone that knew him, knew that Oreos were the way to his heart. He was always up for a good joke and anything about farts made him laugh until he cried.

He will be forever loved and missed by his wife of 51 years, Arlene (Turcio) Epstein; his daughters and their husbands, Shelley and Chris Bethel , Lhea and Doug McCaffery, and Darlene and Eddie Anzalone; seven grandchildren, Isabella, Paige, Sophea, Madison, Vito Justin, and Vinnie; three sisters, Marlene Halperin (pre-deceased), Rhea Davison (pre-deceased), and Doris Epstein, along with several nieces and nephews.

His family is extremely grateful to the Manchester, NH VA, the nurses at the ICU at St. Joseph’s hospital and everyone at Home, Health and Hospice in Merrimack, NH.

Visitation hours will be held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack on Friday, October 11th from 4 – 7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions in Bob’s memory be made to Home, Health & Hospice, c/o Community Hospice House, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054 or online at www.hhhc.org

To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit rivetfuneralhome.com.