OBITUARY

Michael Charles Alpern

September 15, 1942April 7, 2020

Dr. Michael Charles Alpern, 77, of Port Charlotte, FL passed away April 7, 2020. He was born September 15, 1942 at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina and grew up in East Liverpool, OH. After graduating with honors from The Ohio State University with a Masters in Orthodontics, he moved to Port Charlotte to open his own orthodontic/research practice, which he ran with his wife, Ada Hinda, for over thirty years. During his tenure, he patented numerous appliances, methodologies and technologies which advanced the field of orthodontics. In addition to changing the smiles of Charlotte County and beyond, Dr. and Mrs. Alpern were instrumental members of Give Kids a Smile and The Tooth Keeper program. Dr. Michael Alpern is preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Ada Hinda, and is survived by his brother Jack Alpern, his three children Blythe, Mandi & Micah, son-in-law Mark, daughter-in-law Cassidy, and his three grandchildren Berk, Ashlan, and Laudin. A Memorial Service for Dr. Alpern will be on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 2 pm the Wyvern Hotel; 101 E Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations in Dr. Alpern's memory to Temple Shalom in support of the Adult Jewish Education program or the Alzheimer’s Association (act.alz.org).

Services

25 October

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

The Wyvern Hotel

101 E Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Memories

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Claudia Sanchez

October 19, 2020

My husband, Dr. George Sanchez, and I would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to Mike's family. We have been residents of Charlotte County for over 25 years. Upon moving to Charlotte County, Mike was one of the first dentists to reach out to George and welcome him into the community. We always remember Mike with fondness and appreciation as he so kindly embraced us and supported us as community members and as a fellow dentist. Not only did George and Mike interact professionally, but Mike and Ada often invited us into their home for Superbowl parties. Mike was a deeply respected dentist and a mentor/teacher to many. His humble and gracious manner always brought a smile to our faces. When my husband gave a lecture to the dental community a few years ago, Mike approached George afterwards to compliment him and tell him how very much he enjoyed the presentation. This brought my husband much joy and a feeling of accomplishment as he so admired Mike. We shall never forget how Mike extended support and greeted us with joy any time we would run into each other. We know how very proud he was of his children and we hope that memories of your father will grant you courage and peace.

Janet Moynihan

October 18, 2020

Dear Alpern Family,
My son was in need of an orthodontist after a basketball knocked out his front tooth as a child. Moving to Englewood and starting a new business left us with $5.00. Dr. Alpern's wife arranged for monthly payments which saved the day. Dr. Alpern not only gave my son a smile he wears to this day, he became his friend. Robert would often stop by the Englewood office just to talk with Dr. Alpern. He was more than an orthodontist to our family. He brings tears to my eyes today as I am so thankful he was able not only help Robert's teeth, but was such a positive influence on his teenage years. Robert's father also died of Alzheimer's disease this year and so our shared sympathies are with all of you.

Susan Dalson

October 18, 2020

Every time my 2 sons ( Brent and Peter Dalson) smile I thank Dr. A. for that beautiful smile. To his childrend, I am so sorry for the loss of both parents. Not being able to call them up to ask a question or tell them something is hard, but I think there are times when you'll feel them close by. My wishing you comfort at this difficult time.
Sue Dalson

Sasha A

August 7, 2020

You are missed Dr. Alpern! Thank you for all your hard work and wisdom. May God bless your family.

Herb Asch

July 26, 2020

He was my mentor and motivator.
He taught me persevere . No challenge was insurmountable - attitude
was everything.
You will be missed.
.

Susan Mace

April 17, 2020

Hello, I was Blythe’s second grade teacher here at Peace River Elementary School back in the early 80’s. I will always remember Blythe and her parents for the wonderful people they were. Rest In Peace Dr. Alpern. I really enjoyed having your beautiful daughter in my class. 🙏 Respectfully, Susan (Francis) Mace

Peter Ryckman

April 10, 2020

Michael ("Bo" to almost everyone who knew him) was a good friend for many years. His mom and my mom were close friends. His dad was our family dentist.
Bo was a good guy; not a nasty bone in his body. He was a dentist and an outstanding orthodontist who did pioneering work in full mouth x-ray technology.
Jack, if you see this, my heartfelt sympathy. Your brother is very much on my mind today.

Peter

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