Howard Schapiro, 89, of Cranford died March 23, 2012. Born in Newark, he and his family resided in Union and Clark for 52 years as well as in Williamstown, Mass.
Dr. Schapiro was a doctor of optometry and practiced in Elizabeth for many years.
He was a veteran of World War II.
He served as president of Temple Israel in Union.
He was past commander of the American Legion Post 10 in Newark, where he led the Boys State program. He was a volunteer at V.A. hospitals in Basking Ridge and Florida.
Predeceased by his wife, Jeanette, he is survived by his daughter, Judith Schapiro; his son, Morton; and three grandchildren.
Services were held March 26 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.