Dorothy “Dodie” Rosmarin Shapiro, 88, beloved wife, mother, relative, and friend, died October 20, 2015, at Houston Hospice, after a brief illness.
Dodie Shapiro was born April 11, 1927 in Northbrook Illinois, the 3rd of 4 children of Harry and Bertha Weiner.
After high school, Dodie attended the University Of Michigan, graduating in 1949 with a bachelor degree in biology.
While on a trip to Houston to visit her sister, Ann Pulaski, she went on a blind double date arranged by Ann. Which is how she met Marvin J. Rosmarin, whom she married not long after.
They lived briefly in Houston, and then moved to Brownsville, Texas, where she worked as a lab technician until the birth of the first of her four children. They then lived briefly in Fresno, California until to returning to Houston.
As a member of the Sisterhood of Emanu El, she transcribed Braille for the Lighthouse for the Blind. Dodie also drew and painted; among her favorite works was a large mural in the ballet room at the Jewish Community Center. Dodie was an avid birdwatcher; she loved to travel, fish, sail, read, golf and spend time with her family and many friends.
A few years after the death of Marvin Rosmarin, she met Dr. Edward Shapiro, who had been recently widowed. They fell in love, and married on July 22, 1990. Together, they traveled, often visiting Ed’s daughter Stephanie and family, and later, his two grandsons and their families. Ed and Dodie were both painters, loved to read, see movies and spend time with their blended family.
Dodie Rosmarin Shapiro is preceded in death by her husband Dr. Ed Shapiro; her parents Harry and Bertha Weiner: her brother, Jerry Weiner: and her first husband, Marvin Jules Rosmarin.
Dodie Shapiro is survived by her children; daughters Susie and Judy: sons Kenny and Mickey; by her stepson Adrian Shapiro and wife Diana and their children and grandchildren; by her stepdaughter Stephanie and Bob Hagemann; by their children and grandchildren; by her sisters Shirley Scheinbaum and Ann Pulaski; and by her many nieces, nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Emanu El Memorial Park, 8341 Bissonnet at 3:30pm, Thursday, October 22, 2015.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.