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Selma M. Shapiro


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Selma M. Shapiro

Beach Haven - died peacefully, February 5, 2018, she was 92 years old. Born April 13, 1925, in New York, Selma was a loving wife of 72 years to her husband, Herbert, a devoted mother to Mark and Susan, and an adoring grandmother of five and great-grandmother of four. Longtime resident of Beach Haven, Manhattan, and Palm Beach, FL, Selma was also a loyal sister, aunt, and friend. Selma studied at Erasmus Hall and NYU, and worked at B. Altman & Co., before marrying in Los Angeles, CA, in June 1945. Her husband, Herbert, then a young naval officer just graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, thereafter departed for the Pacific theatre. Keenly interested in travel, Selma was as well a daily swimmer, enthusiastic golfer, tennis player, voracious reader, and skilled cook. Over seven decades, with her characteristic spirit of adventure, she travelled the world with Herbert (a lifelong developer of Long Beach Island), her best friend and great love. The pair had first met, respectively, in the 7th and 5th grades. Selma touched the hearts of many. Happy memories of this elegant lady and dignified matriarch will endure.
Published in Beach Haven Times on Feb. 22, 2018
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