Theodore B. Epstein, 74, of Avon, died Monday, April 3, 2006 after a brief illness. Born in Hartford on September 20, 1931, he was the son of the late Samuel and Rose (Solomon) Epstein. He graduated from Weaver High School, Hartford and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Boston University; graduated from Columbia University Law School where he had been a Harlan Fiske-Stone Scholar. He also served two years in the U.S. Army. He then obtained a Masters in Law from Boston University while practicing law. Ted practiced in Hartford for fifteen years before going into local publishing. He was a principal and president of the Atlantic Law Book Company, and one of the founders of the Connecticut Law Tribune, a weekly law newspaper. He was a former member of the Bloomfield Zoning Board of Appeals, and a former member and past chairman of the Bloomfield Town Planning and Zoning Commission. He was one of the original directors of the Equity Bank in Wethersfield. He was also a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the Metacon Gun Club. He was a volunteer reader for the blind. He loved reading, learning, humor, sailing, target shooting, horseback riding and he was, as he would say, “a pitiable” skier. He is survived by those he loved and who loved him: his wife Patricia; his son Richard Epstein and his wife Janice of Needham, MA; his daughter Barbara Pearlman of Cambridge, MA; two step-daughters: Dawn McHughston, and Ann Bagwell and her husband Scott; four beautiful grandchildren: Kelsey, Ariel, Rogers and Jenna; a step grandson Ryan; and a step great granddaughter, Kayla; a nephew Robert Fuhr of West Hartford; and a former wife, Sarah Pearlman of West Hartford. He was predeceased by his sister Shirley Fuhr. Funeral services will be held TODAY, Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at 10:30 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford, with interment following in the Hartford Mutual Society Cemetery, Wolcott Rd., East Granby. A memorial period will be observed at his home, 22 Applewood Lane (Farmington Woods), Avon. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Ted with his family, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.