Friday, 01 January 1926 - Sunday, 30 July 2017
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Funeral Date: Tuesday, 01 August 2017
Theodore Shapiro, age 91, died Sunday, July 30, 2017. He was born in Paterson, NJ where he graduated from East Side High School. Throughout his life he was an outstanding athlete, especially in baseball where he was a semi-professional pitcher. He was a US Navy veteran. Theodore was also a long time member of Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, NJ where he achieved 6 hole in ones along with one double eagle. He was a life long New York Yankees fan. He was a lifelong member of Temple Emanuel of North Jersey. He is survived by his three daughters Lynne Gitkin (Ronnie), Randy Cohen (Ted), Gail Wachtel (Alan) and 7 grandchildren: Andrew Gitkin, Suzanne Stone, David Cohen, Jason Wachtel, Michael Cohen, Matthew Wachtel, Toni Calcagno and 15 great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 46 years, Barbara, parents Alex & Rose, his four sisters, Molly, Lillian, Ann & Gertrude and his two brothers Meyer and Lewis. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday August 1, 2017 at 1:30 pm: Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel, located at W - 150 Route 4, Paramus, NJ. Burial to follow at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ.