Norfolk —Hubert L. Shapiro, 87, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 22, 2019, surrounded by his wife, three daughters, three grandchildren, and four sons-in-law and fiances.
A Norfolk, native, he was predeceased by his cherished parents, Max and Tillie Shapiro, and his two sisters Muriel Shapiro and Harriette Shapiro.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Brenda K. Shapiro. He also leaves his loving daughters Cindy Salzman and her husband Martin Salzman; Stacy Bodlaender, engaged to Alec Shull; and Beth A. Shapiro-Miller and her husband Steven Miller. He is also survived by his granddaughter Taylor Bodlaender and her fiancé Patrick Merritt, as well as his two grandsons, Mason and Bryce Zimmerman.
Hubert, known to his customers as Mr. Mac, was the sole proprietor of Max Shapiro Furniture Company. The store was a family business on High Street in Portsmouth for more than 80 years.
Hubert was a life-long member of Beth El Synagogue, where both he and his children were bar mitzvahed and married. Hubert enjoyed playing cards with his friends on Wednesday nights, bowling, watching football, and playing golf. The greatest joy in his life, however, was spending time with his family, and he is so proud they are still very close to this day.
Funeral services were held graveside at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.