Frederic Shafman, 80, of Westfield died Jan. 28, 2019. Born in Newark, he grew up in Maplewood and moved to Cranford in 1970.
Mr. Shafman’s career as a CPA began at Goldberg Nechemie before moving to JH Cohn, after which he founded Giordano, Cohen, Shafman, and Company, an accounting firm based in Florham Park. His firm, where he served as managing partner, merged several times before his retirement. He was a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
He graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood in 1956 and from Bucknell University with a B.S. in finance in 1960; he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu.
Among his charitable endeavors, he served as vice president of Cranford B’nai B’rith, treasurer for ARC, and as an active member of Temple Emanu-El of Westfield and its men’s club and UJA. In memory of a favorite uncle, he founded the Mern Shafman Scholarship Fund at Bloomfield College. Recently, he served as treasurer on the board of his co-op at The Savannah in Westfield.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Adele (Eisenberg); two daughters, Lauren (David) Roth of Westfield and Nicole (Steve) Frankel of Manhattan; and three granddaughters.
Services were held Jan. 30 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mern Shafman Nursing Scholarship Fund at Bloomfield College, 68 Oakland Ave., Bloomfield, N.J. 07003; or Temple Emanu-El, Westfield.