August 10, 1924 – June 4, 2021
Louise Shapiro (nee Jaffe), a long-time resident of Lyndhurst, passed away (date) at Montefiore Nursing Home in Beachwood. She was 96.
Born August 10, 1924 in Cleveland to Max and Rae Jaffe, Louise graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1942. She attended Cleveland College where she studied business administration and went on to receive an Ohio Institute of Medical Assistant's degree in 1944. Louise was known by her friends for her outgoing personality and her keen sense of humor. She was blessed to meet her soulmate, Jules Shapiro who would propose to her on her birthday in August of 1946. They moved to Lyndhurst in 1954 where they lived in the same home for nearly forty years and raised two children. She also worked alongside her husband in their business, I Miller, Inc. located in the Colonial Arcade in downtown Cleveland.
Louise is survived by her daughter, Judith Hoicowitz (Stewart) and Dr. Lee Shapiro (Janet), who remain residents of Lyndhurst. She was a beloved grandma (nanna) to Michael Kemery (Ellie) of Ballard, Washington, Hally Wax (David) of Bellevue, Washington, David Shapiro of Los Angeles, California and Seth Shapiro (Brittany) of Washington DC. In addition, she was the greatgrandmother of four: Noa Wax, Zoe Wax, Adison Kemery and Rory Shapiro. She was predeceased by her sister, Geraldine Landau (Norman).https://admin.mem.com/sso/newadmin/logout
Louise is best remembered for her positive spirit and resilience, especially following the death of her husband who succumbed to Leukemia in 1991. She devoted her life to her family and spent her spare time in service to the community. She served as a volunteer at Menorah Park where she transported residents to and from the hair salon. She remained fiercely independent up until her later years when she became a resident of R.H. Myers Apartments, Stone Gardens and ultimately her final destination--the Willensky Unit at Montefiore. She is fondly remembered by her grandchildren for the baked goods she would lovingly pack them for their return to college, including the "blondies" that were her specialty. She remained loyal to Buick Century's which she typically handed down to her grandchildren in the best of condition.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to her caregivers at Montefiore as well as her brother-in-law, Norman Landau, who made it a point to come to her window to visit with her as often as possible when in-person visits were discontinued during the height of COVID. A private funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 6th.
The family requests no visitation due to COVID.
Contributions can be made to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland or the Alzheimer’s Association.
- the Jewish Community Federation or the Alzheimer’s Association
Sunday, June 6, 2021
June 6, 2021
As a dear friend of Judy I spent many a time at Louises home. So hospitable, yummy treats and just such a fun time with such a sweet family. So sorry for you all. A very deep loss for everyone. Louise will remain in our hearts always.
June 5, 2021
Dr. Lee Shapiro and Family
I send my Sympathy to all of you.