Jack Shapiro passed away February 17, 1998 in the comfort of his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jeannette; daughter, Karen Shepherd (husband, Ron), sons, Doug (wife, Cydnee) and Victor (special friend, Andrea); grandchildren, Rebecca, Rachel, Michael, Nate and Jeremiah. Also Babe and Dumpster.Born in Salinas, California, December 6, 1924 of Russian immigrant parents, Morris and Rebecca. Served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He started his professional life as a stage hand at KFI-TV, Los Angeles and went on to establish Jack Shapiro Advertising/Public Relations in Salt Lake City from 1963 to 1988. During his so called "retirement," he created two more companies; Shapiro Enterprises and Shapiro Properties.
Jack was a member of Progress Lodge #22 F. & A.M. and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a Noble of El Kalah Shrine Temple and Royal Order of Jesters. Jack was supportive of the Shrine Hospital and Shrine Circus. He was an active Advisory member of the Utah Grand Lodge Public Relations Committee. Jack was also a proud member of "The Utah Westerners."
Jack was a competitive pistol and bench rest shooter, master craftsman, volunteer book binder at the U of U Marriott Library Preservation Department, a western history buff and at 72, a novice pilot - also, part time resident of Gallenson's. As a 42 year resident of Utah, Jack felt a profound civic duty. His achievements include: member inner circle of Republican Party, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Days of '47 Parade Committee, Recreational Vehicle Advisory Council Chair, Founding Member of Utah Association of Advertising Agencies, Member of Taxpayers For Accountable Government, candidate for Utah State Legislature and the list goes on. His relationships with heads of state, local, national and international governments were very important to him. He is listed in "Who's Who in the West."
Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, February 21, 1998 at Veterans Memorial Park at Camp Williams. Friends are invited to join the family one half hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, Jack requested donations be made to Shriners Hospital for Children or the Scottish Rite Foundation.
Above all, Jack will be remembered most for his humor and wit - his ability to tell a story and make people laugh. He made people feel loved and wanted.
Dad, we will miss you very much.
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