Stanley Shapiro, 87, of Worcester, died Dec. 14 after a long and courageous battle with MDS. He was the husband of “Betsy” Judith Shapiro. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Abraham and Dorothy Shapiro. He graduated from Commerce High in Worcester and Franklin Tech in Boston with a degree in photography. He began his career as a photographer and then went on to work as an editor of a newspaper project for Readex/NewsBank for more than 43 years. Through his work, he traveled to libraries, colleges, museums, and historical societies throughout New England and New York from where he would borrow rare and valuable newspapers, which would then be microfilmed. He published miniature books through his company Oakham Bindery. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Alek Shapiro of Worcester; two stepdaughters, Karen Strachovsky (John) of Summerfield, Fla., and Dale Shaw (Larry) of Palmer; two sisters, Leona Ricklin (Donald) and Beatrice Shapiro Cohen, both of Worcester; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Memorial contributions may be made the ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, D.C., 20077-7127; or to the American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609. RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN


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