Long time PRO member Janet Shapiro passed away

Janet M. Shapiro, 85, of St. Petersburg, passed away May 19, 2015. Janet was born in Newark, NJ and worked for many years as a Realtor in the Tampa Bay Area. She was also a member of Congregation B’nai Israel in St. Petersburg.

Janet is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Edwin; daughters, Lauren (Scott) Zimmerman and Susan Haskel; son, David (Robin) Shapiro; sister, Beverly Weinstein; grandchildren, Adam, Zachary, and Marissa Shapiro, Todd and Alyssa Haskel, and Elizabeth, Holly, and Lily Zimmerman; and brother & sister-in-law Janet and Sheldon Leibowitz.

She was a devoted wife and mother. Janet and Edwin had an incredible 63 year marriage. The love she has for her husband, children and grandchildren was immeasurable. Janet was blessed with a marriage, children, and grandchildren who can attribute their sense of family to her will, strength and selflessness. She will be missed by all the friends and relatives who loved her because she was a good friend.

Graveside services will be held at 1 PM on Friday, May 22 at Chapel Hill Memorial Park, 12905 Wild Acres Road, Largo.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Janet’s memory to Congregation B’nai Israel.

David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel in St. Petersburg is serving the family.