I will remember many times laughing and learning together. And that’s what Jesse plans to carry forward. It was also during this time my wife and I met Andy and 2 very young children. “We’re going to get it done for Marty,” Dempsey vowed. Share Paul's life story with friends and family. In late January, he slowly climbed into the saddle to make a fund-raising pitch with fellow cancer survivor John Hyland. Jesse Epstein. The passion for destruction is also a creative passion. Tumors and treatments had weakened his left side, and a diet pumped through a feeding tube had stripped many pounds from him. Jesse Epstein father’s name is under review and mother unknown at this time. My deepest sympathies to Paul's family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. Hope became his watchword, and an experimental drug, Keytruda, his magic bullet. Rip Marty. Somehow, he rallied. Paul's career and mine crossed paths together. David was a plumber by trade and loved by all who knew him, he was a member of Beth Shalom Synagogue. He staged “commuter challenges,” Madison-to-Morristown “races” involving electric bicycles, electric cars and trains, as part of his grand strategy to save the world with bicycles. We were lucky to have him. If you’ve read this far… you clearly value your local news. This is going to happen!” Marty said in late March, while recuperating from pneumonia in a Livingston rehab center. Dears Andy, Jesse and Ben - although we have not met knowing Paul it feels as though we know you, and in the last few years noticed Paul spoke constantly of his family, especially with his special gentle loving pride in Jesse & Ben's various endeavors! If you can’t be a nice retailer, you’re in a lot of trouble.”. Kadie Dempsey, who works in community outreach for the Mayo Performing Arts Center, said she will cherish memories of early mornings volunteering with Marty at events all over town. The family will welcome friends at 26 Toxteth Street, Brookline from 4:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 15; a memorial celebration at Harvard Medical School will be announced in the early spring. Family members had been with Marty into the wee hours, reading him messages of love that were posted online. I just learned about Paul's passing and my heart goes out to you all. “It’s my father’s personality and connections to the community that have brought such awesome business to the store.”. Any talk of his grim prognosis was banished. I wish you peace and contentment in the days to come. “It’s gonna be remarkable. “It’s very simple, but they are words to try to live by. Jackson Jr. 'still struggling,' dad says. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Rev. “He didn’t enjoy biking. Thinking of you lots. You two brought much joy to. Explore Jesse Epstein's biography, personal life, family and real age. Genealogy profile for Jesse Epstein Jesse Epstein (deceased) - Genealogy Genealogy for Jesse Epstein (deceased) family tree on Geni, with over 190 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. Paul was a hero. diane gantman, Dear Andy, I am so sorry for your loss. “I’ve willed myself to live. Both your work in Mozambique in hard times and then in solidarity in the US was inspirational. I just wanted to thank you for the thoughtful and well crafted article you put together about my dad. God grant you Peace. Jesse Epstein (@humbaba) Bass player, husband and father living in Fort Collins, CO. Tireless activist and champion of human rights, environmental justice, early sentinel of the dangers of fossil fuels, co-founder of the Center for Health and the Global Environment. Wish this story could have had the happy ending everyone was praying for. I cannot believe he's gone. I believe his profile is on the Quincy gas tank. I have wonderful memories of you and Paul. by Jesse KornbluthJeffrey Epstein didn’t abuse underage girls in a vacuum. His father, who confessed to molesting every child in his class, killed himself behind bars in 1995. 14 Loves; 0 Comments; 0 Reposts; 564 Views Kina Grannis was born on 4 August 1985 in Mission Viejo, Orange County, California, United States. Through her mother, she has Japanese ancestry. I remember Dr. Epstein from the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Days. He was a rare man indeed, and I am grateful to have known him. Dear Andy, Shocked to get this news. Discover the real story, facts, and details of Jesse Epstein. I remember fondly learning to see patients with him in the old East Cambridge Clinic and in home visits around the Portuguese neighborhood. Andy, I am so very sad for your loss, Even though we saw each other so rarely in recent years,I was thrilled each time we bumped into each other. You had dinner at my mother's house in Winthrop so many years ago. Today it’s home to a Colombian restaurant. EPSTEIN, Paul, MD Of Brookline, 67, beloved husband of 44 years of Andy Epstein and father of Jesse and Benjamin Epstein, grandfather of Isaiah, father-in-law to Gavin Thomas. Marty went public with his condition at last year’s Gran Fondo, stressing the importance of early detection and urging everyone to get regular checkups. What a great model citizen for all of us to emulate. Gran Fondo Executive Director Bill Ruddick was with Marty when he passed at the Holly Manor hospice in Mendham, near the Patriot’s Path trail where the bike store’s youth team often rides. Kind regards, Janot Mendler de Saurez, Someone you do not even know is thinking of you and wishing you courage and strength at this challenging time. “As a board member, he pushed us… we were the lead organization for sustainability because of Marty. And friends. We can't be with you on Tuesday, but we are holding you in our hearts and will be in touch soon. Marty Epstein, one of Morristown’s most iconic and beloved figures, who put generations of North Jersey families on two wheels, made the town a cycling mecca with his annual Gran Fondo NJ, and vowed to “save the world with bikes,” has died. I’ve known Marty since I was a kid coming up to Hopatcong & Marty’s in Morristown was the place we went to have our bikes fixed. On August 31, 2013, Grannis married frequent musical collaborator Jesse Epstein in a small ceremony in Los Angeles, California, after they have dated for 11 years. Dear Andy: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He’s been a true partner in a lot of stuff,” said Morristown Partnership Executive Director Jennifer Wehring, choking back tears. Jesse Epstein remembers exactly when her life changed. Fate almost gave the world Marty’s Reliable Cheese Shop. He made a difference. Vicki and Rochelle. A year after having his first child, Marty learned that the local bike shop was for sale. Cathleen McElligott and Jack Stewart, Dear Andy and family, my deepest condolences to you and your family on this very sad loss. Especially as a retailer. “He was in the best shape of his life,” said Jesse. During a rare checkup, Marty heard his doctor joke: “You’re so fit, I’m going to find something wrong with you!”, “When anybody sees Marty today, they ought to just say thank you, because Marty has done more for cycling in New Jersey than anyone,” Trek Bicycles CEO John Burke said at the 2018 Gran Fondo, praising Marty’s “amazing attitude.”. He was a great teacher, caring physician and person. He’s always been that way. Dee-Dee, a Brooklyn barber covers his wall with magazine pin-ups of women. . David Epstein, 80, died on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in a local hospital. We were classmates at Albert Einstein and colleagues at the East Boston Relief Station. Lots of love to you and your family. But his Uncle Chick, a World War II veteran, did not appreciate his shaggy nephew, a veteran of Woodstock. We gotta admit, this bit of news caught us by surprise. MLK Observance Committee 2021 King Day Celebration, Sherrill leads House members’ call for probe of ‘suspicious’ visitors to Capitol ahead of mob attack, The COVID-19 vaccine for people of color: Zoom talk to address safety concerns, Jan. 19, A ‘scorched-earth’ pocket park? **WINNER - BEST DIRECTOR - Savannah International Film Festival 2006 **WINNER - THE JESSE EPSTEIN HUMANITARIAN AWARD - Cleveland International Film Festival 2006 **WINNER… Mac an Athar / His Father's Son (2005) on Vimeo They met while attending Capistrano Valley High School in 2002; Jesse was in the grade below Kina. “It’s gonna be really fun,” Marty promised. She then pursued a college degree at the University of South Carolina (USC) where she grad… More recently, Paul gave me an understanding of climate change and health through his writing. She was raised in Mission Viejo, California where she attended the Viejo Elementary School followed by the Newhart Middle School and then enrolled for high school at the Capistrano Valley High School. Dear Andy, I never read the obits, but Mary Ellen Welch told me about Paul's passing and then I read everything in the papers. We first met him through South Africa solidarity work when we lived in Boston, but also knew him as a doctor and friend. TANDEM BIKERS: Jesse Epstein with his dad, Marty Epstein, at the 2018 Gran Fondo NJ. Almost to his last breath, Marty was hatching plans to make September’s Gran Fondo–a series of bucolic rides that have raised $1.5 million for charity since he started the event in 2011–bigger and better. A memorial service to celebrate Joel’s life will be held on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at Town and Country Caterers, 922 South Route 9W, Congers, NY 10920, (845) 268-9291. We walked together with Andy and Jack and our friends Evelyn and Janet in conservation land behind our home in Boxford. “It was an act of bravery, going through something horrific with grace. “It’s where you got your first bike,” Wehring said. I am so grateful to have known him, and for the gifts he gave me as a mentor long ago at Cambridge Hospital. document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a8f67a9ef09869b60e5cfe4dd419882f" );document.getElementById("f9819c9974").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. He was a friend of our planet and a personal friend of mine. Dear Andy and family: Paul walked the talk of social justice, solidarity, struggles against the odds, compassionate care and concern. Crewe’s father was an American rock & roll star, musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. Jeffrey Epstein didn’t abuse underage girls in a vacuum. !…thank you, Kevin…. Aretha. I am sure you know how much his being and his work were needed and appreciated. Just to be a friendly person and nice to other people,” Jesse said. He explored buying a cheese shop in Vermont, said his son Jesse. Fondly, Virginia Kovner. Paul Epstein showed us what it means to see and care about those outside our own zipcode. Deepest condolences to you and your family. I hope there can be some comfort in knowing the power of his legacy of wisdom and love for the earth. Her mother, Trish, is Japanese and a professional graphic designer. 9 Posts; 12 Following; 24 Followers; 0 Loves; Post by Jesse Epstein (@humbaba) on Wed, 22 Oct 14 15:50:32 +0000 View Full Post. “It’s a devastating loss to the community,” Mayor Tim Dougherty said on Thursday. He boasted of walking 180 feet, now a major achievement. It made me laugh and it made me cry. Earlier that day, he had ventured outside for the first time in weeks. The service also will be streamed online. Many thanks for all you have done. And friends. For this fall, Marty was shooting higher. Even as the end drew near, Marty was prodding Kadie and her artist husband, Dan Fenelon, to paint a mural on the wall of his Morristown bike shop for this fall’s Gran Fondo. Through grueling chemo- and radiation treatments, Marty never missed an opportunity to praise the doctors and hospitals who kept him alive, or to express thanks for the legions of fans who showered him with love as he shared his medical journey on social media. She has known Marty, and Marty’ Reliable Cycle, since childhood. I was often a repeat customer within a few days and he saved me from a parental reprimand. “She said, ‘Look, you could either inherit $500, or I can spend it now and get you a camera.‘ It totally changed everything.” For most of her life Epstein has been fascinated by … !…thanks so much….Morrristown needs more heroes who do good things for our town, just like Marty did !! There are so many memories I have of Paul! His knowledge and inspiration will carry on through all who continue to learn from his work and grace. Word/rumor began trickling out a couple days ago that Kina Grannis had gotten married to Jesse Epstein (otherwise known as Imaginary Friend). A Hackettstown shop followed in 2006. Business acumen was not the secret to the franchise’s longevity, according to Jesse, who started running the shops when his father’s health declined. He was a gentleman, and a pleasure to be around. Father – Gordon H Grannis (Chiropractor) Mother – Trish (Graphic Designer) Siblings – Misa (Sister), Emi (Sister) Others – Donald Frederick Grannis (Paternal Grandfather), Margaret “Peggy” Harriman (Paternal Grandmother), Raymond Ketsuyoshi Sugano (Maternal Grandfather) Manager. At age 65, Marty had just completed his first “century,” biking 100 miles in a day. Paul was a shining star out there for so many of us. It had had three owners since moving in the 1940s from Newark to 116 Speedwell Ave., about a block from the present store. I always enjoyed Dr. Epstein coming into Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain for his meals years ago. Whereas, her mother is Dawn Reavis. Jesse, an avid mountain biker, nudged his dad onto two wheels and taught him how to use clip-on pedals. Photo by Kevin Coughlin Sunday’s Fondo starts at 7 am and will include routes of 105-, 73-, 61-, 42- … Jesse Epstein noted in later years he would start calling his father “Maury,” and told people coming into the shop that was his real name. Reporting the news takes time, money and hard work. He had weakness in his left side, so they ordered a CT. He had enablers. Love Julie, Dear Andy, Jesse and Ben: We are shocked and so deeply saddened to hear about Paul's passing. We are sure that his light will continue to show the way for all of us for generations to come. Marty generated smiles in all sorts of innovative–even wacky–ways since opening Marty’s Reliable Cycle on Speedwell Avenue in 1978. He didn’t know anything about it at all,” said Jesse, now 41. May you, his family, rejoice in the blessing of having lived so much of your life with him. When his companion Diane Doherty, a pillar of support, gently tried to brace him for the possibility he might wash out of the clinical trial, Marty would not hear of it. Paul was a gentle and kind man who could persuade with knowledge. If I remember correctly he remembered Me. bike procession planned for Marty’s funeral, Monday, May 6, 2019. . Marty worked so hard at the store in those early days that his son Jonathon, then 4, asked, “Where does Daddy live?”. Details below. “He called us ‘the people who do s—,'” Dempsey said, her eyes brightening. LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter, and SIGN UP for our newsletter. WHERE HIS FUNERAL IS IS NOT FAR FROM ME BUT I HAVEN’T DRIVEN SINCE B4 NYE/NYD WHEN I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL. We do it because we, like you, believe an informed citizenry is vital to a healthy community. We will continue to update details on Jesse Epstein’s family. He entered the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York for what family members thought would be the last time. Paul made this world a much better place. Cyclists have lost their champion.”. Marty Epstein, who vowed to save the world with bicycles, has died, Greater Morristown Weekend Preview: Blaire, Kennedys and the Kentucky Derby, Morristown man charged with hiding fake gun outside Morris County building, A discussion with the director of ‘MLK/FBI’, Bells of St. Peter’s will toll 400 times in national COVID memorial, Jan. 19, Pandemic sidelines Morristown’s St. Patrick’s parade for second year. I guess we just weren't paying close enough attention. Paul was a wonderful and extraordinary human being. Nina Olff. I am happy to know he had a family, children, a grandchild, and ever so many friends. Plant a tree to honor the memory of your loved one. Thank you so much. Published in Boston Globe from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2011. He was determined to see those plans through. I knew Paul in college, and, though we did not stay in touch after school, I remember him as one of the kindest and most caring guys I ever knew.I was so very sorry to read of his passing. -- David Goodman & Sue Minter (Vermont). Marty kept bouncing back, pushing the boundaries of the life expectancy for his illness, because of his attitude, his son Jesse believes. Thanks for your kind words, Faith. Marty hailed from a family of entrepreneurs. Dr. Epstein ("Paul" as he asked us to address him) was a founding member of the staff of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center four decades ago. Your dad brightened our lives. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in honor of Marty be made to Cycle for Survival. IF JESSE EPSTEIN were writing a speech for a school election--something he's done twice recently--he might be inclined to point out that the junior year of high school is a crossroads in a boy's life. With help from his wife’s family, Marty bought the business. Please accept my deepest condolences. But costs keep rising. I will always remember Paul for his faith in humanity to ultimately do the right thing. When I saw him at the Community News reunion he looked well and, of course, never said anthing about being ill. I use to enjoy our conversations about his travels and yours as well Andy. He discovered gorgeous fungi on beaver-felled trees that held both mystery and data. God's blessings and comfort to you all at this very difficult time of tremendous loss. Listen closely, and you will hear a biker’s thank you at the end of this video: In November, Marty’s illness took a grave turn. He was a wonderful and caring person. He showed me the ropes and opened my eyes to events I knew little about. Kina Grannis was born with the full name Kina Kasuya Grannis on the 4th of August 1985. Afterward, cyclists are invited to join a bike procession to escort Marty to his final resting place, Beth Israel Cemetery in Cedar Knolls. Eric Jude Crewe rose to stardom as the son of American pop-star, Ricky Nelson.He became the major topic for talks in the media, ever since he was born. His diagnosis, in the summer before the 2014 Fondo, was shocking. She was so impressed when Paul helped clear off the table. God speed Marty! EPSTEIN, Paul, MD Of Brookline, 67, beloved husband of 44 years of Andy Epstein and father of Jesse and Benjamin Epstein, grandfather of Isaiah, … I miss him already. It’s hard to think of Marty without smiling. “I have too much to live for,” Marty reminded her, and himself. Photo by Kevin Coughlin “One of the things he always impressed on … He was a terrifc neighbor. 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