Mary Alice Fobian Epstein

by | Apr 18, 2024 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH – Mary Alice Fobian Epstein passed away March 29.

Mary was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on September 30, 1938. She graduated from St. Gertrude’s High School in Richmond. Mary then became a registered nurse after graduating from Mary Immaculate School of Nursing in Newport News.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Seymour Epstein, infant son, James Roy Belote, Jr., mother, Mary Alice Fobian, and father, Frank Reinholdt Fobian.

Mary is survived by her four children who loved her very much: Susan Belote Connor of Tulsa, Okla. and grandchildren, Morgan and John, Michael (Jerry) Belote of Virginia Beach and grandchildren, Jack and Max, Carolyn Ann Belote of Virginia Beach and their dog, Bumblebee, and Jim Belote and wife, Lee, of Virginia Beach and grandchildren, Justin, Garrett, and Ally.
While living in Richmond, she met and married Herbert Epstein. She gained a new family with Herb’s son, Herbie, his wife, Konstance, and their children, Joel, Beth, and Josh.

Mary dedicated many years of her life to helping others as a private scrub nurse. She doted on her nine grandchildren and always made everyone feel welcome in her home. Mary had a love and talent for drawing and painting. She was artistically creative, having written many poems. Mary Alice Fobian Epstein loved the Lord and passed peacefully surrounded by her family.