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SHAPIRO, Dr. Stanley Dr. Stanley Terry Shapiro, of Sandy Springs, passed away on November 18, 2012. Born in Langley, South Carolina on March 3, 1939, Terry will be fondly remembered by all who were blessed to have him in their lives. Terry was dedicated to his work as an Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck surgeon for 40 years at Wellstar Cobb Hospital and Wellstar Douglas Hospital where he was much loved and respected by staff and patients alike. Terry served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. He was a graduate of Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia. He interned at Grady Hospital and completed his residency at the University of Florida Shands Hospital. It was evident to all who knew him that he put his family above all else. He loved spending time with his grandchildren at his lake house on Lake Lanier and on trips to the Gulf Coast and traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad with his wife Alice. He was a fisherman extraordinaire, avid golfer and a fan of the Florida Gators. With a lifelong thirst for knowledge, Terry was always ready to engage in a lively debate about politics or a discussion of current events. He had a friendly smile for everyone he encountered and could light up a room with his contagious sense of humor and laughter. Gentle and kind, Terry overwhelmed others with his generosity. Terry is predeceased by parents, Joe and Hannah Shapiro of Augusta; in-laws, Ruth and Sol Singer of Atlanta; sister, Linda Shapiro of Augusta; brothers-in-law, Edward Moattar of Atlanta and Lloyd Graybeal of Augusta; and brother-in-law, Neil Norry and sister-in-law, Sharon Norry of Rochester, NY. He is survived by his wife, Alice; his sisters, Marcia Moattar of Atlanta and Rhonda Graybeal of Augusta; and his brother-in-law, Eric Singer of Atlanta. He leaves behind his much loved children, Michelle Smith (Ivan) of Atlanta, and Scott Shapiro of Atlanta; stepchildren, David Pinsky of New Orleans, Dina Pinsky (Mikael Elsila) of Philadelphia, and Mark Pinsky (Melissa) of Atlanta; as well as adored and adoring grandchildren, Alex and Hilary Smith of Atlanta, Sol and Ilan Elsila of Philadelphia, and Joshua and Andrew Pinsky of Atlanta. An online guest book is available at www.edressler.com. Donations can be made to the William Breman Jewish Home, Weinstein Hospice and the Epstein School. Graveside service will be 3:00 PM, TODAY, Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Philip Kranz and Rabbi Elana Perry officiating. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 20, 2012