by | Mar 2, 2018 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Judith Stiefel Schapiro died Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Judith, who was born on May 19, 1928, was the daughter of Adolph and Laura Stiefel. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Herbert Schapiro.

Judith received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hunter College, her Master’s in Education from the University of Florida, and when she received her Doctor of Education from Memphis State University in 1969, she was the first woman at the university to obtain a doctorate degree.

Judith was a lifelong educator. She retired as a professor emeritus from Old Dominion University having been full professor of special education. She was a member of Congregation Beth El in Norfolk.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sister, Corine Gold; her son, Mark Schapiro (Susan); and her daughter, Mona (Jeffrey); and her fiercely loved grandchildren, Andrew Schapiro, Adam Schapiro, Laura Schapiro, Harris Flax and Jeremy Flax.

A funeral service was conducted at the Norfolk Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments. Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz and Cantor Wendi Fried officiated. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to either Eastern Virginia Medical School or Congregation Beth El in Norfolk.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at hdoliver.com.