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January 5, 1930 ~ June 14, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Deerfield Beach, FL – Arnold Kupferman, “Arnie,” died on June 14, 2023, after a long and happy life devoted to family and public service.
Arnie was born on January 5, 1930, in New York City, and was the son of the late Samuel and Yetta Kupferman. After graduating from City College of New York with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Arnie married Eva (Shapiro) and they had five children.
Arnie’s career began at a civil engineering firm where he participated in planning and designing transportation infrastructure and hydroelectric projects all over the world. Subsequently, the focus of his professional life shifted to transportation studies, planning and policy development. He spent the bulk of his career as the Director of the NYS Department of Transportation’s Policy Development Group, followed by a brief stint as Senior Legislative Assistant and advisor on transportation issues to US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Arnie ended his career at the Federal Railroad Administration as a leading proponent of Maglev (magnetic levitation) rail technology here and abroad.
Arnie was all that one could ask for as a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He and Eva shared over forty-five wonderful years before her untimely passing. His kindness, curiosity and creativity informed and enriched greatly the lives of his children and grandchildren. He took great pride in all their accomplishments. The last 25 years of Arnie’s life were spent in a loving relationship with his life partner Gloria Weissbrod.
Arnie is predeceased by his wife Eva Diana Kupferman, his daughter Susan Leslie Kupferman, and his sister Helen Goldstein. He is survived by Gloria Weissbrod of Deerfield Beach, Fl; his children Michael (Gloria) Kupferman of Saratoga Springs, NY, Amy Cox of Clifton Park, NY, Andrea (David) Kupferman-Hall of Brentwood, TN, and Richard (Joann) Kupferman of Rock City Falls, NY; ten grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
A memorial service to celebrate Arnie’s life will be held on Friday July 21, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Ave., Albany, NY.
There will also be calling hours between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m., followed by a Shiva service at 7:00 p.m., on Saturday, Sunday and Monday July 22-24, at the home of Amy Cox in Clifton Park, NY.