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Willie Shapiro
Birth: 1911
Death: Jul. 20, 1934

The Shapiro brothers (Meyer, Irving and Willie) ran a gang of Jewish mobsters that operated out of the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, NY. Their criminal activities centered around loansharking, slot machines, dice games, and extortion of shop-keepers. The Shapiro brothers came into conflict with other gangs in Brooklyn such as the Amberg brothers and the Reles gang. One by one, the Shapiro brothers were murdered by the other gangs. Willie Shapiro was murdered by members of the Reles gang on the night of July 20, 1934. Willie was taken to the marshes in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, tied up and buried alive in a hole dug in a sandpit. A man witnessed the gang filling in the hole, and after they left, he unearthed the hole and discovered Shapiro but he was already dead. (bio by: Bill Heneage) 

Cause of death: buried alive
Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Lyssianker Society, Block K, Ref. Gate 2
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 19632
Willie Shapiro
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Willie Shapiro
Added by: Bill Heneage
Willie Shapiro
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