Neil Stapelman

Neil Stapelman, 86, of Nags Head, NC (formerly of Brooklyn, NY) passed away on February 19, 2023. Son of Abraham and Sarah Stapelman, he is predeceased by his sister, Marilyn Cohen. He is survived by his loving wife of forty-eight years, Janet, children Eric Stapelman, Lisa Klein, Benjamin (Brynne) Rice Stapelman, Zachary Stapelman, three granddaughters, seven great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. 

Neil worked as a hairdresser at the salon of Mr. Kenneth in New York City, and later in partnership at the iconic unisex salon Heads & Tales on St. Marks Place in the East Village. Neil studied shiatsu with Shizuko Yamamoto and macrobiotics at the Kushi Institute in Boston, MA. He was certified as a Macrobiotic Counselor and served as the managing director of the Macrobiotic Center of New York, after which he went into private practice. He was a lifelong Yankees fan, avid gardener, and loved all types of music.

Friends may call Thursday, February 23, 2023, 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Twiford Colony Chapel, 500 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC 27954. Remembrances to follow beginning at 12:00 pm. 

To live-stream Mr. Stapelman’s service, visit his obituary page at 

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at