Donald N. Jaffe passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, February 4, 2024. He was the beloved husband of the late Sandra L. (nee Katz) Jaffe. Loving father of Deborah S. (Steven) Kaufman and Dr. Charles E. (Randi) Jaffe. Devoted grandfather of Gabriel (Bryanna Clarke) Kaufman, Eli Kaufman, Samuel Jaffe, Alexa Jaffe and Jenna Jaffe. Son of the late David and Vivian Jaffe, dear brother of the late Arnold Jaffe.
Services will be held Tuesday, February 6 at 2 PM at the BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL., 1985 S. Taylor Rd. Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Interment Hillcrest Cemetery 26700 Aurora Rd. Bedford, Ohio 44106
Family will receive friends at Landerhaven Reception Center 6111 Landerhaven Dr. Mayfield Heights, OH. 44124 TUESDAY 5PM-8PM AND WEDNESDAY 5:30-7:30PM
In lieu of flowers, friends who wish, may contribute to Jewish War Veterans POST #44 c/o Larry Pollak 6726 Wilson Mills Rd. Gates Mills, Ohio 44040, or to Case Western Reserve University Law School. Gifts can be made in Donald Jaffe's memory online at (www.giving.case.edu/law) or by check to the CWRU Office of Advancement Services 10969 Cedar Ave. Suite #300, Cleveland, OH. 44106-7035 (checks can be made out to Case Western Reserve University), or Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Monument 3 Public Square Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Don graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1955, obtained his Bachelor of Arts-Political Science degree from Case Western Reserve University, and graduated from Case Western Reserve University, School of Law in 1961.
Don served our country in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corp. He graduated with honors from the US Army-Military Intelligence School and obtained a honorable discharge with the rank of Captain.
He continued his military career with the Ohio Military Reserve (part of Ohio General's Department Initial Appointment-Staff Judge Advocate, raising in rank from Major to Colonel. He was later appointed Deputy Commander and promoted to Brigadier General.
His long lists of accomplishments included, Law Clerk, US Court of Appeals, 6th District, Trust officer at Union Commerce Bank, Assistant Law Director and Prosecutor, City of Cleveland Heights, Assistant U S Attorney & Chief, Civil Section. He was admitted to practice in all Ohio Courts and the U S Supreme Court while in private practice since 1972. He also served as part time Acting Judge of the City of Cleveland Heights and the City of Shaker Heights Municipal Courts. Donald served as an Arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau, hearing officer for the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Health until recently.
Donald was also a Life member of the Ohio Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Foundation and an active trustee for the Cuyahoga County Solders & Sailors Monument since 2015.
Friends who are unable to attend the service, may view it on Tuesday, February 6 at 2 PM by going to BKBMC.COM, scroll down to obituaries, select the obituary of Donald Jaffe, click on his obituary, scroll down to join live stream, click on join live stream