Morgenthau was Manhattan’s longest service district attorney. He spent 35 years as DA before retiring in 2009.READ MORE: NYC Gun Violence: Mass Shooting On Corona Sidewalk Among More Than A Dozen Weekend Incidents
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: Police: Adrian Quarless Arrested For Sexually Assaulting, Robbing Woman In Williamsburg
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: 76-Year-Old Man Attacked In Bushwick In Apparent Road Rage Incident
Thursday’s service was held at Temple Emanuel on East 65th Street.