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Death Date: July 11, 2018

Donald Kuperschmid, born April 13, 1933, passed peacefully July 11, 2018.  Parents Jack and Betty Kuperschmid. Survived by beloved wife Diane; Loving father of Jordan (Renee)Kuperschmid and  Sharon (Jeffrey) Schuit; Cherished grandfather of Eliza and Ben, Josh and Zach. Dear brother of the late Norman Kuperschmid. Donald grew up in Brooklyn, educated at University of Vermont, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. He raised a family in Bellmore Long Island, lived in Dallas and retired in Delray Beach Florida.  Lived as a role model for honesty, loyalty, mutual respect. Is now fly-fishing in heaven. 

The Kuperschmid Family will be receiving friends Sunday from 4 pm to 8 pm at the residence of Sharon Schuit, 107 Hampton Way, Merrick, NY. Sharon will be receiving friends on Monday at her residence from 4 pm to 8 pm. Diane and Jordan will be receiving friends Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm (with a Minyan each night at 7:30 pm) at the residence of Jordan Kuperschmid, 46 Clydesdale Road, Scotch Plains, NJ.

However one chooses to honor Donald feel free, some suggestions:

  1. Spend time thinking about a fond memory of your time with him.
  2. If you blessed to have the opportunity to spend time being a parent or being with a parent, do so.
  3. For those wishing to donate to a charity:
    1. Donald felt a strong affinity to the Ronald McDonald house: (
    2. Diane feels an affinity to Hadassah: (



July 15, 2018
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  1. We send our sincere condolences to you and your Sister. Losing a parent is a very difficult an event to experience, and your father seems to have been a very special person. May the love of your entire family bring you comfort.
    Sylvia Erdman & Ron Schanz

  2. Dad, you made your wishes clear
    No belabored ceremony, just “take me to the hole”, let people say what they want and go live, as life is for the living
    We honor that spirit and welcome anyone to say/type or think about words/memories they had with you.
    My Dad himself was a man of few words, lived a loyal/respectful style of life, with the main concern to be a provider
    He had several key loves: his family, fishing, gardening, listening to Jazz Clarinet, playing cards, hanging with buddies, the excitement of gambling and the stock market
    Dad, thank you for the lessons, for the love, for the time, for the smiles and along with Mom putting us on the path to be who we are today.
    I am truly relieved you are finally at peace, was a rough few months there. Mom, we love you, what you did over the last several years to care for Dad and especially over the last few months took incredible courage and strength.
    Dad, you are in and will always be in us, in our hearts and minds. Imagining that in heaven you are waste deep in the Beaverkill River right now, a hatch is on and you are flycasting a Walt Dette-tied March Brown fly, angling for a big Brook Trout. Catch (and release) a big one Dad.
    Rest in peace, miss you.

  3. Condolences


    Dear Diane and Family: I am so sorry to hear about Donald’s passing. I personally know how heartbreaking that is and I send you my love and hugs.
    I send you my heartfelt condolences and wish you peace.

  4. Esther and I are both heartbroken. We know how much he was loved and that such a genteel man should no longer be with us is a shame. May his sole be happy with Hashem and may the Neshama have an Aliah. Our love to Diane.

    Esther & Elliott Arnold

  5. Pearlman Family

    Written by: Pete Pearlman

    Jordan (and expanded family) –
    So sorry for your loss. I’ve heard some fun stories about your dad. Keep those memories close to your heart.

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