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Stanley H. Shapiro

August 5, 2023

Stanley H. Shapiro, 95, lifelong resident of Utica, passed away peacefully August 5, 2023 in the Charles T. Sitrin Health Care Center, with his loving family by his side, following a brief illness.

Stan was born April 22, 1928, in Utica, to the late Moses and Nettie Caster Shapiro. He graduated from Utica Free Academy and Syracuse University, where he earned his BA in Liberal Arts. On October 21, 1956, Stan married his love, Mundy Barth and the couple would have celebrated 67 years together this year.

Stan started his career with Utica Household Furniture where he was for many years. Then to Rich Plan where he continued to build life long customers and friends. That led to his third career - driving people all over when they needed, whether it was college kids needing rides to the airport, seniors needing rides to appointments or shopping, and temple members needing a ride anywhere – he did Uber before Uber.

Stan was a dedicated member of Temple Beth El for more than 70 years and its Men’s Club, the United Jewish Appeal, andKnights of Pythias. The Beth El community could always count on him when a minyan was needed.Stan was dedicated to the Utica area and the Jewish community.

Stan was a proud NY Yankees fan and Contract Bridge Life Master. He loved playing, and teaching new players, young and old.

Stan is survived by his beloved wife, Mundy son, James Shapiro; his daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Steve Hochberg, and his grandchildren Max, Eli, Becca, and Noah. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, great- nieces, great nephews and cousins. Stan was predeceased by his sister, Shirley Woods.

Stan’s funeral will commence, 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2023, from the original Temple Beth El Sanctuary in the RCIL Building at 1607 Genesee Street, Utica, with Rabbi Gustavo Geier and Rabbi Emeritus Stanley Gerstein, co-officiating. Following services at Temple, interment will be in Temple Beth El Cemetery, Wood Road, Whitesboro.

The family will observe shiva at the family home, Tuesday to Thursday, with minyan services starting at 8:15 p.m.. The family would like to thank the Charles T. Sitrin Health Care Center. Contributions, in Stan’s, memory may be offered to Temple Beth El, 1607 Genesee Street, Utica, 13501.

The family’s care is under the faith of Scott J. Pizer, Funeral Director with the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St. Rome.

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