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Celebrating the life of
Marvin L. Shapiro
July 01, 1923 - May 19, 2014
A True Gentleman and a Gentle Man
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Celebration of Life
  • 4-7 pm - Thursday, May 22, 2014

To Lou & Children, I am sorry for the loss of a husband and father. May you all find comfort in knowing that God will soon do away with death, pain and mourning forever. (Revelation 21:3-4)

Lorri Mason, Spring, Tx

I was sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. I was a friend of Carol's who loved him deeply.

Sugar, Houston, TX

Marvin L. Shapiro, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and treasured friend, passed away on the 19th of May 2014, at the age of 90. Marvin was born on the 1st of July 1923, in Chicago, Illinois, to Frank and Minnie Wolk Shapiro. Marvin attended The University of Chicago. Prior to receiving his degree he was drafted into the United States Navy and served during World War II. When he returned from the war, he attended Dartmouth Officer Training School. Marvin completed his education from The University of Chicago where he graduated with a BS and Masters degree in Geology.
Immediately following the graduation, Marvin joined BP/Amoco where his responsibilities included operational, project and supervisory geological assignments. He remained with Amoco for 33 years when he then took an early retirement. Enjoying retirement, but wanting to maintain his interest in geology, he joined the company of Solly Hemus Ltd., where he was employed as their Geologist. His love for geology allowed him to remain with Solly Hemus Ltd., for a period of 20 years.
Marvin is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Minnie Shapiro; his ex-wife, Lee Sinclair Shapiro; and his sisters, Phyllis Epstein and Sally Isaacs. Marvin was an extraordinary individual, full of life; a true gentleman and a gentle man. Marvin’s life of 90 years had been full. He will be fondly remembered for his kindness, his passion for life, and his quick dry wit. Marvin’s greatest love of all was his family. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
Love held no boundaries for Marvin when in 1995 he married Lou Wall. Marvin is survived by his current wife, Lou, and his three children by his first wife: Debra Shapiro Tolleson, Douglas Alan Shapiro, Greg Martin Shapiro, and their spouses; stepdaughter, Carol Wright; and Lou’s children: Natalie Wall and Richard Wall. He leaves behind eight grandchildren: Camile, Jake, Chad, Chase, Greg, Alexis, Brooke, Blake; and two great grandsons, Wyatt and Tristyn. He is also survived by his brother, Homer and his wife, Kathe Shapiro.
The family wishes to acknowledge the tireless and caring support provided to Marvin by his caregivers for years along with expressing their sincere gratitude to all of the Pin Oak caregivers.

Friends are cordially invited to a celebration of Marvin’s life from four o’clock in the afternoon until six o’clock in the evening on Thursday, the 22nd of May at Marvin’s daughter Natalie Wall’s residence. Please contact Bradshaw-Carter Funeral Home for address information.
In lieu of customary remembrances, and for those desiring to honor Marvin, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Texas Children’s Hospital, Office of Development, P.O. Box 300630, Houston, TX, 77230; or to the charity of one’s choice.

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To Lou & Children, I am sorry for the loss of a husband and father. May you all find comfort in knowing that God will soon do away with death, pain and mourning forever. (Revelation 21:3-4)

Lorri Mason, Spring, Tx

I was sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. I was a friend of Carol's who loved him deeply.

Sugar, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Homer and Katherine — California


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