Arlene P. Shapiro
July 27, 2019

Visitation Information

July 29 2019 - 9:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Ave., (Shadyside), Pittsburgh 15232

Funeral Information

July 29 2019 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Ave., (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

ARLENE P. SHAPIRO: On Saturday July 27, 2019; beloved wife for 56 years of Lester F. Shapiro MD. Loving mother of Carolyn Shapiro and Nanci (Daniel) Kane; daughter of the late Louis and Beatrice Port. Sister of Steven (Brenda) Port; sister-in-law of Edward Shapiro; grandmother of Florence Wyatt, Alex Kane, and Sarah Kane. Arlene earned a Masters Degree in Religious Education from the University of Pittsburgh at the age of 40 and continued to pursue Jewish education for the remainder of her life. She was a Principal, Educator and Administrator at Beth Samuel Congregation for ten years. She was a member and Co-Chair of The Garden Club for four years. She was on the Executive Committee and a longtime member of Congregation Beth Shalom. She was a teacher for many years and also tutored elementary school children. She taught at Osher as well as being very active in the resettlement of Russian Jewry. She was an active volunteer for NCJW and took art classes at the JCC for many years. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Monday at 10 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services (9 AM - 10 AM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


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By JOEL ARANSON - July 29, 2019

Our deepest sympathies.

By Mickey and Neil Port - July 28, 2019

To Lester and family, Diane and I are so sad to hear of the passing your beloved wife and mother! Our moments with her were always of a very positive nature and we are certain she will be very much missed by all who knew her. May she R.I.P.

By Diane and Mark I. Simon - July 28, 2019