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Ruth Ray Shapiro

September 17, 1922 — August 12, 2016

Ruth Ray Shapiro

Ithaca, NY

Beloved mother and mother-in-law Ruth Ray Shapiro passed away on August 12, 2016, at the age of 93. 

Born September 17, 1922 in Hull, MA, Ruth was the daughter of the late Julius and Minnie (Fine) Brenner.   Ruth had been a long time resident of Detroit, MI before moving to the Ithaca area in 2002 to be closer to family. 

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Shapiro and a brother, Albert Brenner. 

Survived by her daughter Patricia Mundy and husband David of San Diego, CA; son Michael Shapiro and his wife Tammy of Ithaca, and step-granddaughter, Kai McLaughlin of Los Angeles, CA.

A graveside service, officiated by Cantor Abbe Lyons will be held at 11am, Monday, August 15, 2016 at Greensprings Natural Cemetery, 293 Irish Hill Rd., Newfield, NY.  A memorial service will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Cayuga Ridge Extended Care, 1229 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY.  For more information contact or 607-533-8600.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in Ruth’s memory to SPCA of Tompkins County, 1640 Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.

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