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Howard Irwin Shapiro



Howard Irwin Shapiro, 61, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, died after sunset on 12 May 2024.


Howard Shapiro died peacefully on May 12, 2024. He was 61 years old and battled glioblastoma courageously for 20 months. Howard was born in Houston, Texas on December 29, 1962 and was the fourth child to his late parents Goldie and Robert Shapiro. He graduated from Rice University in 1985 and received a master's degree in anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1986. Howard attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, graduating in 1990, and did his residency in psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He practiced psychiatry for over 30 years at the V.A. Medical Center in Ann Arbor, caring for thousands of veterans.

Howard had many interests and passions, including antiques, art, collectibles, design and architecture and had a particularly deep interest and knowledge of Guatemala and its culture. He was the proud owner of an Alden Dow midcentury home and carefully restored and maintained it to remain true to the time in which it was built.

Howard is survived by his dear friends Angi and David Lutes and their son John, his brother Cliff Shapiro (Doreen Ludemann), his sister Barbara Lipkin (Alan), sister-in-law Janet Allen Shapiro and many nieces and nephews.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Howard Irwin Shapiro may do so by making a contribution to:

National Public Radio (NPR)
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or
Rice University
Office of Development MS-81
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
713-348-4991
https://giving.rice.edu/
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or
UNICEF
125 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
(800) 367-5437
https://www.unicefusa.org/?form=donate
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or
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