History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

The Epstein Memorial Chapel is Central Ohio's only family owned and operated Jewish funeral home. Snider Memorial Chapel had been in business since the early 1930's. It was owned and operated by Don Snider.

After Henry Epstein purchased the funeral home, the name was changed to the Epstein Memorial Chapel. Today, Michael Epstein  

and David Levy continue Henry's long standing tradition of serving the Columbus Jewish community. 

Our Valued Staff

  • Henry  Epstein

    Henry Epstein

    Henry is the owner of the Epstein Memorial Chapel, Columbus, Ohio; the Louis Memorial Chapel, Kansas City, Missouri; and Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapels, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Henry began his career in funeral service in 1968. He has found funeral service to be an extremely rewarding career while working with families.

  • Michael T. Epstein

    Michael T. Epstein

    Michael moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1978, when his family purchased Snider Memorial Chapel. He graduated from Bexley High School, and attended the University of Minnesota, where he earned his Mortuary Science degree. He is a licensed funeral director in both the state of Ohio and Minnesota. Michael worked for Service Corporation International in Minnesota and Georgia, before returning to the family business in 2000. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Columbus Jewish Federation, Columbus Jewish Foundation, Columbus Jewish Historical Society, Vice President of Temple Israel, and Treasurer of the Wexner Heritage Village Board. Michael, along with his wife Rebecca who is a Columbus native, have three children, Livia, Alexander and Eli.

  • David  Levy

    David Levy Manager

    David is a licensed funeral director in the State of Minnesota and Ohio. He graduated from the University of Minnesota and has worked with the Epstein Family since 2000. He currently resides in Bexley, Ohio with his wife, Julie and children, Josephine, Elisabeth and Leo. David feels that giving back to the community is one of his top priorities, leading him to volunteer in many local Jewish organizations.

  • Dan and Norma  Ayers

    Dan and Norma Ayers

    Dan and Norma Ayers have worked with the Epstein family for over 25 years and currently reside in the funeral home. One of the many things they are responsible for is the landscaping at the funeral home, that many people ask about.

  • Tim Conley

    Tim Conley Funeral Director

    Tim is a Licensed Funeral Director in Ohio and Indiana. He has worked in funeral service since 1973 and graduated the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1988. He and his wife, Judie, reside in both Maineville and Columbus. Tim was a founding member and serves on the Patient Family Advocacy Counsel (PFAC), striving to improve patient care and family experience for the TriHealth hospitals in Greater Cincinnati.