Robert Alpern, age 77, of Newburgh, New York and Atlanta, Georgia, died March 1, 2018.
Survivors include his wife, Lynne Shapiro Alpern; sister Lee (Bert) Lieberman; son, Ken (Alison) Alpern; daughter, Eve (Brenda) Alpern; and his beloved grandchildren Grant, Jaden and Isaac. Dr. Alpern was pre-deceased by his parents Harry and Sarah and his sister Estelle (Irving) Feigelstein.
Dr. Alpern practiced child, adolescent and pediatric psychiatry in Atlanta for more than four decades, and was an active member of The Temple.
Dr. Alpern was committed to developing the next generation of medical professionals and served as a clinical professor and community faculty member at Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory University. Bob will be remembered for his love of family and friends, his adventurous and frequent travel, and the generosity of his spirit which he often expressed through gifts of his own jewelry creations or by planning elaborate life cycle and holiday celebrations.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta GE 30309 or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, NY 10004. Please sign online guest book at wwe.edressler.com. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999.