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Henry David Shapiro
Birth: May 7, 1937
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 2004
York County
Pennsylvania, USA

Henry David Shapiro, a nationally recognized scholar of American intellectual history, died on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 of lung cancer at his home.

He was the husband of Genevieve H. Ray, whom he married in 1988, and of the late Nancy (Kasdin) Shapiro. Mr. Shapiro was born in New York City, New York on May 7, 1937, the son of the late Lawrence M and Estelle (Srebnik) Shapiro.

He was a 1958 graduate of Columbia College, receiving his master's degree in history from Cornell University in 1960 and completing his doctoral work at Rutgers University in 1966. He taught history at the University of Cincinnati for 23 years until his retirement in 1988.

Prior to that he had taught at the Ohio State University from 1963 to 1966. In 1971-72 he was a visiting research fellow at Harvard and in 1977-78 he was a Fulbright senior lecturer in American Studies at the Free University of Berlin.

Mr. Shapiro wrote and edited numerous scholarly papers, articles and books. Among them was his publication the book, "Appalachia on Our Mind: The Southern Mountains and Mountaineers in the American Consciousness, 1870-1920", which is considered one of the founding documents of Appalachian Studies.

Since 1977, he was a member of the editorial board of the Appalachian Journal. Mr. Shapiro moved to York in 2002 and worked for the York Foundation before becoming ill in June 2003. He also was a member of Temple Beth Israel.

Besides his wife, he also leaves three sons, Lawrence M. Shapiro of Morristown, New Jersey, Elliot H. Shapiro of Ithaca, New York , and Mathew J. Shapiro of Los Angeles, California; grandchildren, Naomi and Gavriel; a sister, Nancy Kolodny of Norwalk, Connecticut; and his first wife's mother, Hilda S. Kasdin of Morristown, New Jersey.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth Israel, 2090 Hollywood Drive, York, Pennsylvania.

Burial will be in South Hill Hebrew Cemetery, York, Pennsylvania.

There will be no viewing. Officiating at the service will be Rabbi Irwin Goldenberg.

Shiva services will be held Sunday to Tuesday evening at his residence. The Geiple Funeral Home, Inc., 53 Main St., Glen Rock is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cornell University Library, c/o Marisue Taube, 701 Olin Library, Ithaca, New York 14853 or to the York Cancer Center, c/o York Health Foundation, 45 Monument Road, York, PA 17403 (marked for Counseling Services).

York Daily Record, York Dispatch & York Sunday News - 1/23/2004.
Family links: 
  Lawrence Milton Shapiro (1908 - 1953)
  Estelle Vivian Srebnik Shapiro (1912 - 1972)
  Nancy Wynn Kasdin Shapiro (1939 - 1985)
South Hills Hebrew Cemetery
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
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