On March 15, Shirley Epstein (née Zinz) of Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of Baltimore, at 93. She is survived by children Dr. Richard Epstein and Susan (Charles) Weissfeld; grandchildren Erica Weissfeld (Robert Eisenberg), Craig Epstein (Stephanie Parker), Eric (Trish) Epstein and Jillian Epstein; and sister-in-law Doris Epstein. She was predeceased by husband Bernard Epstein; brother Oscar Zinz; brother-in-law Elmer Epstein; and parents Samuel Zinz and Fannie Savage. She broke the so-called glass ceiling in business for women. As a pioneer in her profession, she sprinted to the top in residential home sales in the region, in the 1960s and ‘70s. Her early childhood was in the throes of the Great Depression. Both her parents were also very hardworking as they labored and built a great business. She lost her father, Sam, at age 8. While her mother worked day to night to support her family, she was often supervised early on by an aunt and others. She met Bernard shortly after the war. During her later years, she became a frequent voice on Baltimore talk radio.
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