Gary M. Shapiro
August 19, 1951 – April 29, 2019
Gary M. Shapiro, 67, of Manchester, NJ, passed away on Monday April 29, 2019, at home with his wife and daughters by his side. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Gary lived in Jackson for over 35 years before moving to Manchester a year ago. He worked in the fields of construction and healthcare management for many years, and was very meticulous and proud of his work. Gary was a passionate man, about music, sports, politics, traveling and learning. He played the piano and keyboard, and was a member of many bands, including Surgin’, who was signed by Capitol Records. He enjoyed watching all sports, but was a true fan of the Yankees and the Rangers. Gary and Debbie took their girls on yearly vacation trips as they were growing up. Gary and his wife then traveled more abroad later in life, to London, Spain and Paris, with Paris being a favorite. Gary was always interested in learning. Through reading, particularly Physics books, or even just as recently auditing college courses. Gary was a husband, father, son, brother, friend and bandmate, who will be greatly missed but forever remembered.
Gary was predeceased by his parents Montague and Dorothy (nee Capuano) Shapiro and his brother Greg Shapiro. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 37 years, Deborah Shapiro, his two cherished daughters, Kristin Lamm and her husband Michael and Marissa Shapiro and her fiancée Brett Waszkelewicz, his brother Brian Shapiro, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation on Friday May 3, 2019, from4-8 pm,at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ 08759. A service will take place on Saturday May 4, 2019, at 10 am at the funeral home with Interment to follow at Saint Mary of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Please visit www.andersoncampbellmanchester.com to post a tribute.
- Deborah Shapiro, Wife
- Kristin Lamm, Daughter
- Marissa Shapiro, Daughter
- Michael Lamm, Son-in-law
- Brett Waszkelewicz, Son-in-law
- Brian Shapiro, Brother
- Gregory Shapiro, Brother
- Karin Shapiro, Sister-in-law
- Dorothy Shapiro, Mother
- Montague Shapiro, Father
- Gary is also survived his many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
- Visitation for family and friends Friday, May 3, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, May 4, 2019
- Committal Service Saturday, May 4, 2019
Gary M. Shapiro
May 3, 2019
Debbie & Brian ,
I am so sorry for your loss of your husband / Brother. I got to meet him a long time a go when I was with Brian, such a very nice man . My deepest condolances to you, and your girls and your entire family. I've tried to find Brian but to no avail... please let him know I am thinking about him at this difficult time, I tried to call his number but its not the same, please let him know that my cell number is still the same and I'm still in Brick. Prayers being sent to you all. May God watch over you and your family at this difficult time.
May 3, 2019
Dear Debbie and family - The special love and memories you shared will keep Gary and your Dad alive in your hearts forever. May Gary rest in eternal peace. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this time.
My sincere and heartfelt condolences.
Love Donna, David and family
May 2, 2019
I met Gary while I was in High School, and had the pleasure of working with him in music. Gary was a good friend, with many great qualities, and had a great sense of humor. I've made a living as a musician most of my life, and at 65, am still performing. I have heard, and played with some outstanding musicians, and some names you would probably recognize, but I can say without a doubt, Gary was the most OUSTANDING keyboard player OF THEM ALL, BAR NONE! If you've never heard him play, you've missed something special! I had not seen Gary in quite a while, but have spoken of his talent MANY times over the years. I now live in south western Virginia, and unfortunately, will not be able to attend services, but my heart and prayers will be with his family and many friends. Gary, and his extraordinary talent, will be greatly missed!
May 2, 2019
Dear Debbie , Kristen , Marisa and Brian my very sincere condolences for such a great loss ..
- A great brother in law - always kind , lending me guidance when i became a widow after his dear brother Greg passed.
Gary so Very smart ,
Kind , a talented musician ,financially impressive, , dedicated husband ,father and brother ...
A very down to earth and easy going ,quiet speaking , a fun sense of humor ,
All around genuine brother in-law.
I will always treasure and hold onto all the fond and great memories I shared with you Gary .
Another Beautiful Shapiro man receives his wings .
May 1, 2019
Sorry for your loss Debbie, Brian and the rest of the family.
I will always remember Gary a a very talented guy and just a just a great person with a lot of class.