William Hartman Shapiro

October 29, 1936 - May 20, 2010 

William Hartman Shapiro

October 29, 1936 - May 20, 2010 

Obituary for William Hartman Shapiro

Dr. William Hartman Shapiro passed away on May 20, 2010. Bill was born October 29, 1936, in Toledo, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Toledo and Ohio State Medical School. Bill served in the United States Air Force from 1965 – 1967, based in Michigan.Bill is survived by Judie, his loving wife of 43 years, and his three children and their families: Elizabeth Shapiro and Gram Slaton; Sara and John Daugherty and their children Luke and Sophia; and Bill and Laura Shapiro and their children Hailey and Isabelle. He is also survived by his sister Maudette Devenow and her children, William and Abigail. Bill was the son of Dr. William and Maude Shapiro of Toledo.Bill and Judie moved to Rutherfordton in July 1968 when Bill joined Norris-Biggs Clinic, and he was one of the founders of Rutherford Internal Medicine. He practiced Internal Medicine and Cardiology for more than 30 years at Rutherford Hospital. He also taught ACLS and PALS at Rutherford Hospital for many years. His interests included Master Gardening, beekeeping and traveling. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at the Rutherfordton Presbyterian Church on Saturday May 22, 2010 at 1 PM, officiated by Reverend Dr. Don Scofield. A graveside service will be held in Toledo, Ohio at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Rutherford Hospital, Inc.; 288 S. Ridgecrest Ave. Rutherfordton, NC 28139 or to the Rutherfordton Presbyterian Church PO Box 1133 Rutherfordton, NC 28139.

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