Allan M. Shapiro
November 21, 1936 – September 2, 2017
Allan M. Shapiro November 21st, 1936 - September 2nd, 2017.
Allan M. Shapiro, a longtime resident of Scarsdale, N.Y. passed away peacefully on September 2nd, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Allan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 21, 1936 to the late Esther (Glueck) and Herman T. Shapiro. He grew up enveloped by the love of a large tightly knit family; his mother was one of nine children of Anna and Morris Glueck. Once a week, the entire family would gather at the Glueck family home for dinner. Allan & his wife Mary later carried on this tradition with their children and grandchildren for Sunday dinners around the dining table at Ferncliff Road. Allan’s marriage to Mary and their large blended family was his greatest joy and accomplishment.
Allan attended South Avondale grade school and graduated from Walnut HIlls High School in 1954 where he excelled academically and in football. Following in the footsteps of his father, who was one of the first registered architects in Ohio, Allan was inspired to become an architect. He determined that Cornell University had the best school of architecture, and so he applied, was accepted and graduated in 1959. He also completed Master’s level courses at Cornell in Urban and Regional Planning. While architecture was his professional direction, he was always fascinated by travel and was a lifelong learner. Allan was a true renaissance man--he loved cooking, opera music, antiquing, and socializing. Allan also had a deep love for archeology. His mother’s brother, Nelson Glueck, was a world renowned archaeologist and theologian, who inspired Allan to follow his passion; from 1959 - 1967, Allan spent his summers with the Harvard-Cornell archaeological expeditions in the ancient city of Sardis, Turkey.
Throughout his long and illustrious career Allan was a senior program manager on the development of more than 100 complex, multi-facility programs for airport, rail and highway transportation, public works, criminal justice facilities, government buildings and military projects throughout Westchester, the tri-state region, New York State and 20 other states as well as numerous international airport programs from Sydney to Lisbon. Some of the notable firms Allan was affiliated with over the years included HNTB, HOK, DMJM and L-3 Communication. At the time of his death he was employed by Ross & Baruzzini as a Senior Management Consultant.
Throughout his life Allan thoroughly enjoyed devoting his time and talent to many volunteer activities in Westchester including participation on numerous county wide institutions, including serving on the Foundation Board for the Westchester Community College, White Plains Hospital Board, Hoff Barthelson Music School, and all three Land Use Boards for the Village of Scarsdale. On a national level, he was a Civilian Vice President of the Society of American Military Engineers, member of the American Association of Airport Executives’ Corporate Steering Committee, Treasurer of the Joint AIA/ASCE/ACEC/ARBTA/NSPE Committee for the Procurement of Professional Services, Trustee and Officer of the American Geographical Society, and participant on an GSA/USSR Bi-Lateral Design and Construction Program for 5 years. Through the years, Allan acted as an industry spokesperson on numerous national panels for Engineering News Record, American Society of Civil Engineers, Airports Council International and American Association of Airport Executives annual conferences.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Healy Shapiro and their seven children: Peter Dwyer (Kim Donleycott Dwyer), Doris Dwyer Boudens (Michael Boudens), Michael Dwyer (Lisa Rosario), Thomas Dwyer (Carol Rebelo Dwyer), Leslie Shapiro (Gretchen Waschke), Petra Vanderlinden, Peter Shapiro and Stephanie Dwyer Tomao (Keith Tomao). He is also survived by his brother, Marc I. Shapiro and his sister, Jane Shapiro Rosenbaum ( Louis Rosenbaum), his dear nieces and nephews and his sixteen grandchildren: Healy, Noelle, Stephen, Tom, Ally, Brittany, Michaela, Nadja, Kaitlyn, Kristelle, Chloe, Julia, Evan, McKenna, Drew and Dylan.
http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Allan-Shapiro&lc=1354&p id=186564527&mid=7543901 In lieu of flowers, the family has requested you consider a donation to Westchester Community College in Allan’s name.www.sunywcc.edu/about/foundation/make-your-donation/
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