Raymond L  Shapiro's Memorial

Raymond L Shapiro
(1949 - 2011)

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General Details

Name: Mr Raymond L Shapiro
Gender: Male
Age: 61 years old
Lived: Tuesday, 2 August 1949 - Thursday, 16 June 2011

My Story

Ray was a loving, kind and generous man with a smile that truly reflected his heart and soul. Born prematurely in Columbus, Ohio he spent the first few months of his life in the hospital. As he grew stronger, he was able to be home with his family. Growing up, his passion was sports and athletics, a passion that would continue throughout his life.

As an adult, he traveled widely throughout the US. Many a time no one was sure what he was doing or where he'd been. Then he would show up for a visit or get on the phone and catch up on the latest news with his friends and family. He also got his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Florida International University.

He met Daphne in 2007 and they married on October 31, 2008. Together, they built a little haven of peace and love in South Florida, sharing their home with their cat, Sapphire. At times, they also opened their home to Daphne's son, Devon. They worked together and explored shared interests and travels to Texas, Las Vegas, North Carolina, and New Orleans.

A healthy and strong man all his life, Ray became ill in late April/early May and was diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread throughout his body. After brief hospital and rehab stays, he spent his last days being cared for most lovingly and warmly at the Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Florida.

His passing was peaceful and pain-free.....

He will always be remembered and loved!!

Donations should be sent to Hospice by the Sea - http://www.hbts.org.


Ray's fave quote: It is what it is!

10/18 - Sapphire, our kitty, is put to sleep due to liver failure.
11/29 - Our home is sold.
And so passes our life in Florida....all wiped out, as if it were a perfect dream that could not last.

Now there are only memories.....the sorrow is endless...

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My honey....this weekend marked an entire year you've been gone. I miss you still. I love you still. Life is moving f...
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just thinking 'bout ya honey. and missing all the ways we were crazy and sane with each other. :)
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This message says 'give a heart', but he already has my heart, and always will. I will always love him and remember h...
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I finally managed to get Ray, Mr. Stubborn, to agree to go to the hospice. It was so cool that his room had French do...
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At one point when Ray was so ill, he was asleep...then opened his eyes to see me standing there. Soft voice asked me,...
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I remember that when Ray when out of town to work he'd always return and have a gift for me....whether it be a frig m...
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Honey...the holiday season is setting in and I keep remembering you won't be with me for it. Our little Christmas tre...
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Honey....our house went through closing today. I doubt anyone other than you or I would care. Makes me sad. And I wis...
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the window is open in my heart its ALL blown apart and all I see and feel and hear is the wind blowing..............
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our other Florida fam member, our pretty kitty girl, Sapphire, had to be put to sleep on 10/18 due to liver failure. ...
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I sooooooooo miss you, beloved. not a day goes by that I don't think of you, or wish you were still with me, or feel ...
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Happy Birthday to my honey.....my thoughts were with you all day yesterday....a quiet day and one when I missed you g...

Biography

Fathers Name: Max Shapiro
Mothers Name: Cecile Shapiro
Spouse's Name: Daphne A Shapiro
Children's Names: Anicka and Devon Plante
Siblings Names: Steve, Nancy, John
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Deerfield Beach
Occupation: Self-Employment
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Agnostic

Interests

Favourite Sport: Football
Favourite Team: Cleveland Browns, OSU Buckeyes
Favourite Movie: comedies and action flicks
Favourite Music Genre: Rock
Other Interests:
Golf, Horse Racing and Breeding, Fishing, Coin Collecting, Tennis, Baseball, Antiques, Travel, Gardening, Dancing

Passing

Place of Passing: Boca Raton, FL
Date of Passing: 16 June 2011
Cause of Passing: Cancer
Funeral Director: Gary Panoch
Funeral Location: Gary Panoch Funeral Home
Funeral Date: 17 June 2011

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