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SCHAPIRO--Donald, passed away peacefully at home on July 3, 2014, at the age of 88. Born to John Max Schapiro and Lydia Chaitkin Schapiro in New York City, he graduated from Townsend Harris High School, Yale College '44, where he became an instructor in the department of economics, followed by Yale Law School '49, where he developed a course in legal accounting, which he continued to teach as a visiting professor for some 25 years. Joining the firm of Paul, Weiss, Goldberg, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, he left after two years to go to Washington, D.C., as Assistant Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Administration of the Internal Revenue Laws. Returning to New York, he became a partner at Barrett, Smith, Schapiro, Simon, & Armstrong. In 1988, he joined Chadbourne & Parke, where he worked as a senior tax partner until his death. Don is survived by his beloved wife Linda of 21 years; his loving children, Jane Schapiro and Robert Schapiro (Lillian), and stepchildren, Joshua Solomon (Geula), Abigail Solomon (Jason Teuscher), and Kate Solomon (David Wasserman); and his cherished grandchildren Rebecca Schapiro, Ruth Schapiro, and Sarah Schapiro and Rachel Solomon, Benjamin Solomon, Jacob Solomon, Jasper Teuscher, Rush Slivjanovski, Sekana Slivjanovski, and Solomon Wasserman. He was predeceased by his late wife Ruth Goldman Schapiro and by his brother Stephen Schapiro. Donations in Don's memory may be made to Yale Law School, P.O. Box 208341, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 633 Third Avenue, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10017. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 8, at 11am at Temple Emanu-El, Fifth Avenue at 65th Street. The family will receive friends at their residence from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesday, July 8, Wednesday, July 9, and Thursday, July 10.

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Published in New York Times from Jul. 6 to Jul. 8, 2014.
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July 10, 2014
Don was a brilliant, engaging and lovely man. I had the pleasure of knowing him through his wife Linda's family.
Louis Peter
July 9, 2014
It was such a pleasure knowing Don as a bridge player. He was so good at bridge, yet treated Linda and his opponents with great respect. We will all miss Don.

Joan Dziekanski
July 9, 2014
Working for Donald was a wonderful chapter in my life. Donald was a great teacher, mentor and inspiration. As an attorney, his client representation was unparalleled. Yet, at the same time, he was able to doggedly pursue public good in pro bono efforts. Everyone recognizes his legendary intellect--it was pure fun.
July 6, 2014
I am one of Don's oldest friends. We date back to our freshman year at Yale College. A wall separated his desk from mine in Farnham Hall. We reunited after WWII at Yale Law School where we both taugh Economics to the incoming freshman class. He was my mentor, helping me struggle thru chapters for the next day, and once I was so desperate he took over as a guest lecturer. After - usher at my wedding and good friend all these years. Dinner with Don was always a challenge for his sharp intellect and insight raised conversations to the highest levels. Our visits to NY were highlighted by our get togethers.

We miss you!

Al Besser
Albert Besser
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