Arthur J. Shapiro, 83, of Kingston, died Friday, January 8, 2021 at Northern Duchess Hospital.
Born in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late Nathan & Ida Malumud Shapiro. Artie was a veteran of the US Airforce. He worked as an electronics technician for area Defense Industry on Long Island, including Republic Aviation and American Bosch Corp., Lorel, Kollsman Instruments and Budd Electronics. He retired at age 42.
Artie managed and coached “Gil Hodges” Little League. He was a member and volunteer at Congregation Agudas Achim, a former member of Congregation Emanuel and past Commander, Jewish War Veterans, Post #625, Poughkeepsie. He was also a Shop Chairman/Steward for T.W.U. Local 100, Coney Island.
Artie is survived by three children, Bernie Shapiro and his wife Yvonne of Del Ray Beach, FL, Elaine Shapiro of Kingston and Michele Shapiro of the state of Washington, a brother, Stanley Shapiro of Roseland, NJ, a sister, Phyllis Mandel of Mattawan, NJ, grandchildren, Elizabeth Shapiro, Lisa Shapiro, Michael Smith, Jessica Schott, Erik Shapiro, Zach Shapiro, Jake Shapiro, Desiree Wylie, James Putis and Nicki Morgenstern, great grandchildren, Pierce Smith, Aden Vuillemot, Emma Smith, Wyatt Schott, Zach Schott, Ethan Farcher, Landon Hotaling and Noah Morganstern. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, Artie was predeceased by his wife, Frances Shapiro, who passed in 2015.
A Graveside Service was held at Montrepose Cemetery.
Simpson-Hammerl Funeral Home is honored to assist the family of Artie with the arrangements.
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