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Celebrating the life of

Stephanie Robyn Shapoff

June 14, 1975 - June 17, 2024

Stephanie Robyn Shapoff

Stephanie Robyn Shapoff, of Connecticut and New York passed away peacefully on June 17, 2024 at the age of 49. She was surrounded by her loving parents, Cary and Carol Shapoff in Savannah. Steph was a wonderful big sister to Amy Rebecco and is survived by Amy Rebecco and Amy’s husband Joe, her aunt Margie Stogsdill of Atlanta, her aunt and uncle Edward and Joanne Shapoff of Savannah and cousins Edward and Christopher Shapoff of New York, as well as Joe Rebecco’s cousin Stacey Sutay.

Originally from Fairfield CT., Stephanie spent many years in Astoria, NY. She attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY where she was an English major in creative writing. She also worked on the side helping to convert the art history inventory into a digital library. She then went onto NYU for her master’s in creative writing with an original piece of work as her thesis. Her doctoral coursework was completed at University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

In 2017 she joined Neon NYC, an IPG Health Network company where she was Editorial Manager at a New York pharmaceutical advertising agency. She oversaw the editing, fact checking and quality control of promotional materials for pharmaceutical products.

Her most favorite past time was on the back of a horse. She was also an avid runner, hiker, Yankees fan, theater goer, art and history buff. She had a wonderful group of friends from her work and social life.

A celebration of her life will be held at a future date in the New York area.

Donations can be made to Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue -- 

or the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation --





A candle has been lit!

Rest well my sweet, lovely friend. I will miss you so so deeply. I love you.

- Casey Cipriani, Cortlandt Manor, NY

I worked with Steph when she taught, and we spent last Thanksgiving together in Woodside. It was very special - it was just the two of us. I so admired Steph’s intelligence, her commitment, her compassion. When my cat passed away during the pandemic, Steph had a tree planted in his memory in Israel! We shared the Jewish holidays - she often came to me for Rosh Hashanah and Passover, and she welcomed everyone she knew for her amazing FoFF (Festival of Fried Foods) celebrations at Chanukah. Steph made the most amazing latkes, and it was so much fun making them together. Steph taught me more than I ever knew about Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, which we both loved, and her students adored her. We were both creative writers and shared our work. She encouraged my daughter to go to Sarah Lawrence, sharing with her some of her own experiences with the community. I am heartbroken, and my thoughts are with her family and friends. I will always hold Steph in my heart.

- Susan Jacobowitz, Woodside , NY

Our very deepest condolences about the passing of Stephanie. We are heartbroken at the news. Sending all our love to you both and Amy.

- Ronnie & Tom Rosen, Stone Mountain , GA

I truly wish I had the words to say how much Steph meant to me. She was my colleague for a week before she also became one of my dearest friends. Her Feasts of the Fried Foods are the stuff of legend. So is she. My deep love and support to her family at this time.

- Barbara K Emanuele, Flushing, NY

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My condolences to Steph's friends and family. She was a very kind, smart, and great person.

- Stephanie Oluku, Paterson, NJ

I lead IPGHealth which includes the Neon agency, and Steph was an invaluable and beloved member of the Neon/IPGHealth all of you well know, she was incredibly special and this is a very sad day for all those who encountered/knew her. I am terribly sorry for your loss--she will be missed greatly.

- dana maiman, NYC, NY

Wickedly funny, brilliant and insightful. Steph was one of those rare people I've met who instantly transformed from a friend of a friend to being a dear friend. I spent countless weekends crashing on Steph and Stine's couch in Astoria. I will forever cherish memories of watching movies and eating street or bodega food while chatting about anything and everything hanging out in that living room. The last time I saw her we were living on opposite coasts and it was years between visits, but Steph didn't skip a beat. Despite sharing all these life changes, the distance of those years vanished. I'll dearly miss her infectious charm, wry wit, and devilish smile. Katie and I send our heartfelt condolences to her family. Gone too soon.

- Brendan Murphy , Portland , OR

Family is no only the ones who share the same blood, we all are family because we share the same roof in the universe, because we are connected to each other, Stephanie feel those emotions with others and give her best of her to all who meet her, God call us when is our time, but I know that she is in the best place with the best Companie, and she will be watching all her loving people from there. We love you Stephanie and we appreciate and enjoyed the time you spend with us, we keep your memories in our heart and alway you will be loved. God bless you all.

- Nora jaggers and family, Queens , New York

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I worked with Steph for five years and from the first day I joined she was a wonderful teammate and eventual friend. We spent the entirety of the pandemic joking about our various difficulties with teams, living situations, axe throwing adventures and city meetups. Most of all we were always referencing some novel to each other or making fun of how I made sure to proofread my emails or include semi-colons in my teams messages to ensure her and the other editors thought I was cool. Steph's memory will always be a blessing. Rest well.

- Jordan R Dolan, NEW YORK, NY

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel