Dr. Esther Ocuin


Dr. Esther Ocuin, of Bethesda, died of pancreatic cancer on April 29. She was 74. Beloved wife of 51 years to Jay. She is the daughter of the late Mayer (1919-1993) and Szewa (1921-2000), born in Tel Aviv on Nov. 21, 1947. She was a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces (1966-1968) and served two tours in the U.S. Army (1982-1986 and 1999-2002), where she earned the rank of lieutenant colonel. A physician by training, she was the first female interventional cardiologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She is survived by her son, Lee; daughter-in-law, Jennifer; and granddaughters, Elisabetta and Louisa. Arrangements entrusted to Torchinsky Hebrew Funeral Home.

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