Morgenthau was Manhattan’s longest service district attorney. He spent 35 years as DA before retiring in 2009.READ MORE: Lionel Virgile Accused Of Throwing Bleach In Officer's Face, Tossing Lit Molotov Cocktail At Other Officers In Brooklyn
Before that, he served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Some of his most notorious cases included “Subway Vigilante” Bernard Goetz and John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman.READ MORE: Producer Scott Rudin Will 'Step Back' From Broadway Duties After Allegations Of Abusive Behavior
Staffers called him “The Boss” and he was the inspiration for the “Law and Order” character Adam Schiff, played by Steven Hill.
Outside the office, Morgenthau was a husband and father of seven.
He passed away just 10 days shy of his 100th birthday.MORE NEWS: Man Arrested After Allegedly Using Anti-Asian Slurs, Harassing Undercover Officer In Queens
Thursday’s service was held at Temple Emanuel on East 65th Street.