Donald O. Chapman

November 5, 1935August 2, 2018

HARWICHPORT- Donald O. Chapman, 82, died peacefully on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Wingate at Brewster Nursing Home. He was the beloved husband of Janebeth (Schaberg) Chapman, with whom he shared nearly 60 years of marriage.

Born on November 5, 1935, in Union, NJ, he was a son of the late Lewis and Jesse Chapman. Donald was a graduate of the University of Michigan , School of Architecture, and was a member of the Chi Psi fraternity. His career was spent working as an architect in New York City.

Donald, known also as Don, and his wife lived in Madison, NJ for 35 years before moving upon retirement to Harwichport on Cape Cod.

Donald was active in both his communities. He served on the Planning Board of the Madison municipal council for many years and was involved in both the Presbyterian Church in Madison and the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Harwichport as well as the Chatham-Nauset Lions Club.

In addition to his wife, Donald is survived and will be deeply missed by his three daughters, Jennifer Waldbauer, Emily Cooper, and Carolyn Bishop; his sons-in-law, James Bishop, Simon Cooper and Peter Waldbauer and four grandchildren, Isabel and Otto Waldbauer, Emma Cooper, and Anna Bishop; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Donald was predeceased by his brother, Lewis Rose Chapman, Jr.

A memorial service will be held in Harwichport later this fall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s name to the Chatham Nauset Lions Club, PO Box 1241, Orleans, MA 02653. To leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 3, 2018

Donald O. Chapman

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Mavis Beam

October 31, 2018

Hi, I will not be able to be at the funeral it is my 91st birthday I will be with family. I will send a check to Chatham nasuet lions club. My daughter took me to see Jane Beth, She will take me again to visit her.
Thank you.

John Padgett

August 16, 2018

I am recently a former long time member of the Chatham Nauset Lions Club. Don was a great guy and lion. Kind and always had a good sense of humor as a former tailtwister for the Club. I havent seen him in quite awhile. He will be sorely missed. Condolences to you, JaneBeth, and your family. Sincerely, John Padgett