Ithaca, NY

Adrian Epstein died on May 24, 2011 at home in Ithaca.  He was born in the Bronx, NY on 11/9/1926.  His survivors include his wife, Lynne Taetzsch; children Marc (Tamara Goldman), Daniel (Claire Amkraut), Eric, Owen, and Blixy Taetzsch (Gene Yaples); his grandchildren Kate, Rebecca, Naomi, Michael Yaples and Rachel Yaples.  Adrian is a graduate of Syracuse University and ran Oilrite Company in Perth Amboy, NJ for many years.   Adrian loved sports (judo, wind surfing, tennis, biking, hiking, scuba-diving, sailing) and was an “extreme sportsman” before the term was invented.  He loved learning, traveling, and helping to make the world a better place.  He was a Sciencenter volunteer in Ithaca, belonged to the Finger Lakes Cycling Club, and continued to take courses in physics, calculus, and anthropology.  On Friday, May 27th, there will be a burial at Greensprings Natural Cemetery, 293 Irish Hill Rd., Newfield (607-564-7577) at 11 a.m., and a memorial service at the Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Rd., Ithaca (607-273-9550) at 2 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to Hospicare, 172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.  His family thanks Hospicare for helping him say “Auf Wiedersehen “ with dignity, as he had requested.