Michael Shapiro
July 24, 2022

Funeral Information

July 28 2022 - 1:00 pm
Torath Chaim Cemetery, 2649 Wickline Road, Hampton Township, PA 15044

MICHAEL BYRON SHAPIRO: Tragically and suddenly Michael passed away on the morning of July 24th 2022. Preceded in death by parents Samuel and Pearl Shapiro. Beloved husband of Joan E. Shapiro who was by his side for 57 years. Loving father of Erinn (Brad) Ummer and Lauren (Trevor) Miller. Brother of Barbara (Lenny) Macaluso, Claire (Ron) Kaplan and the late Nancy Shapiro. Devoted grandfather of Samuel and Joshua Ummer and Ari and Meira Miller. Michael also had many friends and extended family members who are mourning this premature loss. Michael was a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in agricultural engineering. He was truly a renaissance man. He was an accomplished businessman, gardener, lifelong learner, mechanical genius, artist, and loved being in nature. He spent his retirement restoring a 300-acre farm in the Laurel Highlands, where he created a trail network, constructed stone walls for his landscaping, and planted enormous gardens with produce he loved to share. However, his favorite pastime was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy. Michael will be remembered for his youthful spirit and relatability. He was easy to talk with, kind, generous, and willing to volunteer his time and help to anyone who needed it. Graveside Services and Interment will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 1 PM at Torath Chaim Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or PennFuture. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com


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Joanie, so sorry to hear about your tragic and sudden loss. You will always be in Hawthorne Street's heart.

By Ricky Ostrow - July 27, 2022

Joanie. I’m so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family . Michael was a real gentleman and his contributions to his community and the family will be missed

By Michael Steinberg - July 27, 2022

Dearest Joan and extended family, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Michael. I will always remember his kindness towards me.

By Carol Reichbaum - July 26, 2022

Joan, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Michael. Thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time. Sending so much love to all of you. Sincerely, Paula

By Paula Chrissis - July 26, 2022

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Michael. My thoughts and prayers go out to Joan and the entire family.

By Ronna Garry - July 26, 2022