Alan R. Shapiro of Canton passed away on June 15, 2021 at 85 years of age. Devoted son of the late Eli and Jennie Shapiro. Beloved husband of the late Marcia E. Shapiro. Loving father of Richard Shapiro and his wife Heather, Melissa Ciotoli and her fiancé Donald Fries, Neil Shapiro and his wife Julie, and the late Janet Shapiro Mustin. Cherished grandfather of nine wonderful grandchildren. Dear brother of Lillian Fine, the late Oscar Shapiro and Rabbi Aharon Shapiro. Alan, a graduate of Dartmouth College, was a lifelong engineer, serial entrepreneur and working musician. A trumpet player, he was a founding member of the Dartmouth Indian Chiefs during his time in college. He was later active in many local bands, the Sharon Community Band and, for a time, the leader of the Dixie Diehards. Kind and generous, with a dry wit, he was loved by many.
Services will be held at Schlossberg Family’s Chapel on the Hill, 824 Washington Street, Canton, on Friday, June 18th at 12:30 pm, followed by burial at Sharon Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations in Alan’s memory may be made to:
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or you may contact them at 1 (800)708.7644