Richard Henry Epstein
May 18, 1918 – January 18, 2008
RHE Charitable Foundation is a legacy of Richard Henry Epstein. Mr. Richard H. “Dick” Epstein devoted his long career to teaching 4th and 5th graders at Grattan Elementary school. Dick gave his equally long retirement to participating with neighbors and fellow volunteers, working energetically for nine local charities. This thoughtful, generous man leaves a legacy of volunteerism, humility and generosity that continues to illuminate lives. Dick was devoted to kids, animals, environmentalism, the arts and volunteering his time (he called it “staying busy”). Getting into the wilderness as well as the garden gave him great joy. Dick’s personal example and his endowment continue to provide resources that build upon his remarkable participation in the betterment of his community and of our world. Dick quietly worked to improve life for everyone who crossed his path.
Above: Cuz at Thanksgiving in Palo Alto, circa 1990. Photo by Debbie Lefkowitz.