Remembering Sheldon Joel Shapiro, 53
Dear Valued Business Customers, Partners and Friends,
On Thursday, February 7, 2019, Sheldon Shapiro passed away peacefully in his home in Bethesda, MD. He was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD, to David and Marcia Shapiro. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, he began his career working as a field apprentice in 1993 for his father’s mechanical contracting company. He and his brother, Jerry, expanded Shapiro and Duncan, Inc. to over 400 employees and together they grew the company into one of the preferred mechanical contracting firms in the region.
A man with an enormous heart and a great sense of humor, he was more than just a businessman. He was a strong supporter of the HVAC and plumbing apprenticeship programs, sponsored engineering scholarships locally and actively served on various boards such as DC Students Construction Trade Foundation. An avid Terps fan and active alumni he could be seen at many Terrapin events.
Sheldon’s incredible wit, engaging personality and amazing spirit will remain a foundation of the culture at Shapiro & Duncan. We will continue on our shared mission and vision, and honor Sheldon’s memory by devoting ourselves to the continual improvement of the people and company he so treasured.
He is survived by his parents, David and Marcia Shapiro; siblings: Gerald (Geri) Shapiro, Linda (Richard) Groveman, Julie (Charles) Ayres; nieces and nephews: Joseph (Ashley) Groveman, Aubrey (Andrew) Ginn, Scott Groveman, Amanda (Colin) Whitaker, Aaron Shapiro, Jacob Ayres, Joshua Ayres, and grand-nephew: Gavin Ginn. He will be dearly missed by his coworkers, friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sheldon Shapiro Charitable Foundation Inc, c/o Shapiro and Duncan, Inc,14620 Rothgeb Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.