Linda Welcher Shaper, 71

PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Linda Welcher Shaper, 71, of Old Brookville, NY, formally from Fulton, passed away in her husband’s loving arms Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in Sands Point Rehab, Port Washington, NY.

Linda Welcher Shaper
Linda Welcher Shaper

Linda was born to the late Margaret and Clarence Welcher.

She was also predeceased by her brother, Neil Welcher.

Linda was a 1964 graduate of Fulton High School and a 1968 graduate of Syracuse University.

She worked as a buyer of merchandise and women’s clothing for retail stores in New York City.

In 1970, Linda married her husband, Richard Shaper.

They worked together operating their business, Quantium Instrument; Linda as acting vice president until her health began to fail.

Linda is survived by her husband of 47 years, Richard Shaper of Old Brookville, NY; two daughters, Alie Shaper of the Hamptons and Leah Shaper of Colorado; her sister, Sherry (Jerry) Welcher Root of Elbridge, NY; and several nieces, nephews, cousins.

A memorial service and burial were held privately February 20 followed by a dinner for family and friends in Glen Cove, NY.

Contributions may be made in Linda’s honor to: Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 110 E. 42nd St. 16th Floor, NY, NY 10017 or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7tg Floor, NY, NY 10001.

The local arrangements are in care of the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, NY.