Esther Herman

Esther A. Herman (Lapidus)

May 1, 1921 - January 10, 2021
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    Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 12:00pm


Donations are being accepted for:
Beth Tfiloh Congregation

3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208


Esther "Eppie" Herman , of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Sunday, January 10th, 2021 at the age of 99. She is survived by her brother, Alvin (Lois) Lapidus; grandchildren, Lauren Scharnberg, Jamie Sharnberg and Jeremy J. Herman. She was predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Eva Greenberg Lapidus; husband, Leonard Arthur Herman; siblings, Hilda (Harry) Rudie, Stanley (Iris) Lapidus and Frieda Lapidus (Paul) Miller; children Brian Mark Herman and Sally Scharnberg; grandson Brandon "BB" Herman.

Services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Beth Tfiloh Congregation, 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21208.
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Jeremy Herman

Posted at 02:05am
What can I say about Grandma Eppie. She was my rock, Grandma said I was the Favorite. She loved me too death. Grandma did everything for me took care of me took me places, she was always happy very happy when I was around. Everytime I called an say hi she would be so happy. Grandma Eppie love me so much. I remember everything we did together, playing golf together,she would let me drive her car around. An she said I was a very good driver. Lol she was an will always be the best Grandma ever walk this earth, Grandma I still in shock that your gone. I was thinking you would lived to be 105 or older cause you where in such great shape. She would come visit an say hi she did alot for me an everyone else she loved. She we be missed.I will love you forever an ever. Grandma you were an angel in disguise. Ever since I left Maryland I never stop talking to Grandma. So sad so sad Grandma Love you lots an lots of hugs an kisses Grandma Eppie love you.

Nancy & Eric Cohen

Posted at 04:14pm
Dear Alvin, Lois and Family;
Please accept our sincere condolences. We are so terribly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Bonnie Caplan

Posted at 12:15pm
I am so saddened to hear about the loss of Eppie . I have wonderful memories of her Dancing and beautiful smiles in her high heels.. She and Brian were family friends and will be remembered

Eileen Leikach

Posted at 05:20pm
Dear Herman Family, My mom, Rae Bazensky, and I were sorry to hear of Eppie's passing. My mom had dinner with her every evening at Spring House until the pandemic. Our thoughts are with your family.

Sheryl Groh Milner

Posted at 02:39pm
Dear Lauren & Family. Was so sorry to hear Eppie had passed. I grew up with Lenny & Eppie. They were neighbors & Sally was one of my closest friends. Saw Eppie last spring & promised to take her to lunch. Unfortunately COVID didn’t allow that to happen. I hope you have many fond memories. I do!

Mary Joan Levin

Posted at 01:51pm
To the Lapidus Family. Eppie was always a joy to be around. My Sidney (may he Rest In Peace) loved to be with her. She had so many sorrows in life an now she will be with her dance partner, Lenny

Leah Miller

Posted at 01:18pm
Visiting Eppie was always one of the highlights every time we came into Baltimore. She was always full of love and light, not to mention a hoot. I remember always having stories from the times we spent with her when I came back home to Michigan. I was always in awe not only of her impeccable beauty and style (she truly looked like a movie star), even up until 99, but even more so her admirable strength and joy for life. She had went through so much loss in her life yet still managed to live each day to the fullest it seemed and always treated us with such kindness. I remember visiting her in the fall of 2019, the last time we were in Baltimore and sadly got to see her, and she had to be summoned from the game room and wouldn't be interrupted until the round was over. It made me smile that even at her age she was still a social butterfly and still so active! She was somewhat of a celebrity among my friends who were amazed that you could be in your upper 90s and still living life the way she did. They loved to check in on her facebook to see what she was up to and if she had chosen to play bridge that day or get her hair done (one of her famous facebook statuses :) ). It's amazing that she had such a presence that she will be missed even by those who didn't personally know her and even more so by those who did.

Ruth (Miller) Fong

Posted at 11:53am
When I remember Eppie, I think of love and laughter. She taught me how much fun life is, even late in life. She taught me how one can still have joy even in the pain. I always looked forward to meeting up with her when we came to Baltimore. She was so warm and always had positive things to say to me. It was a riot going out to dinner with her and Lenny! I remember when my sister, Leah, first met Eppie, she was on a high afterwards from all the fun and laughter. My dad commented, "Leah figured out who she wants to be like when she grows old". Yes, Eppie, thank you for teaching us what grace and adventure in old age looks like. When we visited her when she was well into her 90s, she got up and danced with my 3 year old! She would mention her grandkids often- her love for them was powerful. I can't imagine how much they too must miss her.

randee glassman

Posted at 11:16am
I met Eppie when my children moved into our place at Stevenson Village Condos. She always amazed me how everyday in her mid 80's she and her husband would walk up the 3 flights of stairs to get to her apt. without any trouble. When my daughter had her first child Drew, Eppie would come a couple times a week just to visit with him. Whenever she would see me after my daughter moved out Eppie would always ask how Drew was and said " give him a big kiss from her". She was so inspiring to watch her go everyday up those steps until she couldn't anymore and then moved away. May all her memories be a blessing to those that knew her.

Renee & Burt King

Posted at 10:05am
Dear Lois, Alvin, and Family:
We send our heart felt condolences on the loss of your sister, Aunt, and grandmother, Epps’s. May the memories from her long life keep her always close.

Blythe (Sherry) Chetrit

Posted at 09:57am
Over the years I heard many stories about Eppie, through my mother, Ruth Sherry, Eppie's cousin. On several occasions I was able to meet her and always looked forward to her Facebook posts. She was vibrant and positive. She was a blessing to her family. The memories of her will undoubtedly bring comfort to those who loved and cared about her.

Faith Schreiber Feingold

Posted at 09:05am
My sincerest sympathy.

Bernice (Solomon) and Harvey Fineman

Posted at 08:31am
Dear Lois, Alvin and Family, Eppie lit up a room when she entered....with her big smile and warmth. She was super smart, vivacious, warm and spite of what life dealt to her. Alvin, she was so blessed to have as wonderful, caring a brother as you have been. May she rest in peace.
Love, Bernice and Harvey

susan Schwartz

Posted at 07:46am
Dear Lois, Alvin and family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Eppie. May all your fond memories bring you much comfort at this most difficult time. May her memory be for a blessing.

Joel L Simon

Posted at 06:49am
Alvin, please accept my condolences on the passing of your beloved sister. Your devotion to her these past few years was a reflection of the love between you and Eppi. May her memory be a nlessing to you and your entire family.

Sheryl and Stuart Title

Posted at 06:13am
So very sorry for your loss. May your dear, sweet, loving memories be a source of comfort.

Irwin Sternberg

Posted at 01:04am
Dear family,
I've always admired Eppy for her charm, class, her smile and the positive energy that she always shared with everyone knew and met. As a young boy, I still remember her at the Summit Country Club dancing all night with Lenny. I was even more fascinated with her at her later years in life, connecting on line with family and friends, sharing with others her daily activities for the day as long as I can remember. She was in deed, a charming and very lovely lady and a beautiful woman I will certainly miss. I'm so terribly sorry for your loss.

Jay Silverman

Posted at 11:57pm
To the Lapidus Family..From myself and my family please accept our sincere condolences. Eppie and my dad Herb began their friendship as teenagers. My parents continued that friendship with Eppie and Lenny for over 60 years I will always remember them being their for all the good times and bad times. If they are doing the Cha Cha in heaven, Eppie will be there. You will always be dancing in our hearts Rest In Peace.

sybil kolodny

Posted at 11:46pm
Dear alvin,Lois and the miller family
So sorry to hear about your beloved Eppie. Eppie and I shared an adult bat mitzvah at Beth tfiloh in 2007. She and I really became friendly during our classes and she had such a thirst for learning. But, I met Eppie through your sister frida miller as all of frida's children became my baby sitters for my two daughters. A truly wonderful and caring family. My thoughts are with your family at this sad time fondly. Sybil

Rozi Rice

Posted at 07:43pm
Dear Lauren and extended family & friends,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Eppie’s passing. When I think of her and Lenny, so many memories come flooding back. As a friend of Sally & Brian, I can picture being in their home and living at a time in my life that I remember so fondly. She was a great lady, a true original and a character in the best sense of the word. She was smart and talented and was lucky to find the love of a lifetime. When I think of Eppie & Lenny, I can picture them teaching us how to ballroom dance in the basement of their house. As teenagers, we could not possibly have appreciated what great dancers they were and how they only had eyes for each other. I will always remember them that way. I am so very sorry for your loss, because it truly is.

Rona & Ed Casel

Posted at 07:34pm
Dear Lois, Alvin & Family,
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Eppie.
What a nice long life she lived! I’m sure she will be missed by all that knew her! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Steve Miller

Posted at 06:58pm
She was always so full of life. I, and other people I know, looked forward to her facebook posts and comments. The kids always wanted to visit her when we would come to Baltimore to visit my Dad. She enjoyed my kids very much, and empathized with the loss of my son as if he were her own.

Gwenn Eisenberg

Posted at 06:47pm
Dear Lauren and Family,
I guess it seemed Eppie and Lenny would live forever. Being a close friend to Sally and Brian, I have known Eppie for over 50 something years. Lots of laughs, tears, stories, dancing. A life well lived even though it certainly wasn’t easy. I am very sorry for your loss. There certainly will never be another Eppie. May she Rest In Peace .

Bob Schaftel

Posted at 05:46pm
Alvin,So sorry for your loss.

John Abosch

Posted at 05:40pm
Lois and Alvin
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. My deepest condolences.

Helene Penn Dorf

Posted at 05:09pm
Dear Alvin and family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved sister Eppie. May all your fond memories bring you much comfort at this most difficult time. Most sincerely, Helene Penn Dorf

Mike and Barb Agetstein

Posted at 04:50pm
Alvin, So sorry to hear about "Eppie".
Mike and Barbara Agetstein, Myna's son

Beth Tfiloh Congregation

Posted at 12:42pm
Beth Tfiloh Congregation deeply regrets the passing of our member, Esther "Eppie" Herman, and extends sincere condolences to the entire family.

Sandra Oliver/ALM

Posted at 12:31pm
Thank you so very much for allowing us at Springhouse of Pikesville to include Mr. and Mrs. Herman with our family. Ms. Eppie will be missed so very much. She was quite a classy lady!

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