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Larry Aaron Shapiro - 74

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Larry A. Shapiro, age 74 of Chicago Heights, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2023. Loving father of Shana (Matt) Goetz and proud grandfather of Riley, Colin, and Camden Goetz. Devoted brother to Tom (Paula) Shapiro. “Uncle Lar” to Tia Shapiro, John (Julie) Shapiro, Keri English, and Kevin (Kathleena) Peterson. Loyal friend of Donna (Tom) Frachalla, Danny (April) White, Larry (Cindy) Pease and so many others. Preceded in death by his parents Aaron and Mildred (nee Beck) and cherished friend Linda White.Larry will be fondly remembered for his quick sense of humor, magnetic personality, and contagious laugh. He will be missed by all who knew him. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 12:00-5:30pm.  Funeral service to follow Celebration of Life at 5:30pm. Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th Street (Rt. 30), Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411. 708-481-9230 No carpooling per his request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to P.A.W.S of Tinley Park.


  • Sharon Vinicky

    on 01/17/23

    Dear Shana and Donna I worked with your dad at 3 banks and was sad to hear of his passing. May the grace of God sustain you as you mourn this great loss. He was an exceptionally good man. May he rest in peace.
  • Cindy Pease

    on 01/17/23

    Shana and Donna, 

    How do you warp up a friendship that's lasted over 50 years??? We all loved Larry, he always made us laugh, he was guy with the quick wit, never had a bad day that I could remember.
    My kids loved our family vacations  " together with the Shapiros " cause Larry would keep dad busy, and there were NO RULES!!!
    Larry was the best man at our wedding in 1970  - it almost didn't happen when the priest walked in on  Larry

    who was drinking from a flask before the ceremony!! 

    So many fun times, we will all miss your contagious laugh,

    Rest In Peace my dear friend!

    Love to all  - Cindy Pease



  • Larry Pease

    on 01/18/23

    I knew Larry for 60 years and will really miss him. He was best man at my wedding, my best friend and even became my Godchild - a story too long for this post. We enjoyed our family vacations to Disney World and Hilton Head Island. And I enjoyed our many golf vacations together. He was really a prankster and I was fortunate to not get seriously injured from lightning fireworks with him. He always made me laugh. We stayed in touch after we moved to Georgia 20 years ago and I will miss calling him at night from my patio. My deepest condolences to Shana, Donna, Tom and their families. Larry left us with some great memories, some of which I hope to share at his service if I can keep it together. Rest in Peace old friend. 

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