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Alice Shapiro

July 29, 1928 January 26, 2014
Alice Shapiro
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Alice E. Shapiro, 85, of Washington, Pa. died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2014 in her home after being seriously ill for the past two weeks.She was born July 29, 1928 in Claysville, Pa. a daughter of the late Louis San and Freda Luella Ross Emeterio, and had resided in Claysville for several years prior to moving to Buffalo Twp. in 1959, and had resided in Washington since 1991.Mrs. Shapireo was a 1946 graduate of the former Claysville High School and earned her degree and teaching certification in elementary education from the University of Pittsburgh.She began her teaching career in the former Blaine-Buffalo Elementary School and in 1960 was hired by McGuffey School District as a kindergarten teacher in the Claysville Elementary School where she taught for 31 years prior to retiring in 1991.Mrs. Shapiro enjoyed traveling with her grandchildren to Las Vegas, sometimes twice a year, as long as her health permitted, to visit her brother and to gamble, also enjoyed cross stitch, playing piano and reading murder mysteries. Her passions in life were teaching and interacting with her great grandchildren.She was a member of the Washington County and Pa. State Teachers Association, and the Pa. Association of School Retirees.On December 19, 1959 she married Dr. Alvin Shapiro, D.V.M. (retired) who survives.Also surviving are a daughter, Kathryn Sprowls, companion of Margaret Geer of Washington; following the death of her sister, she raised her nephew, Philip, husband of Sandy Ward of West Alexander; two grandchildren, Laura, wife of Michael Schick of Raleigh, N.C. and Shawn, husband of Maria Janovich of Pittsburgh; three great grandchildren, Ashley and Eli Janovich, Alicea Schick; a brother, Dr. Louis C, husband of Pat Emeterio of Las Vegas; a nephew, Louis, husband of Linda Emeterio of Claysville; three nieces, Beth Emeterio of Tenn., Amanda, wife of Gregory Blue of West Chester, Pa. and Darcy, wife of David Deloach of Dana Point, CA.Deceased in addition to her parents is a sister, Carolyn Ward.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Claysville Elementary School, Kindergarten Accelerated Reading Program, 119 Main St., Claysville, Pa. 15323.

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