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.
Published in New York Times from Jul. 6 to Jul. 8, 2014.