Deceased Information


    Richard Shapiro

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    Monday, April 03, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Friday, April 07, 2023


    11:00 AM



    Richard D (Rick) Shapiro, age 71, of Dunwoody passed away on April 3, 2023, after a valiant effort fighting pancreatic cancer.

    Rick was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Phoenix.  Upon graduation from Arizona State, he spent 18 years in the air freight forwarding industry in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York before being transferred to Atlanta in 1980.

    Tiring of corporate life in 1992, Rick opened a one-man energy consulting company, Benchmark Audit Services, which he operated until 2023.

    Rick married his soulmate, Nancy (Bronfeld) in 1979 in Los Angeles. They spent their newlywed year in New York City before being transferred to Atlanta.

    Rick and Nancy immediately became involved in community life in Atlanta.  They joined Temple Emanu-El and immersed themselves in synagogue life.  Rick served as president of the Board of Trustees, Brotherhood president, Board of Trustee member and co-founder and co-chair of the Life and Legacy program.

    Rick served the community as commissioner of the Atlanta Synagogue softball league and commissioner of the Golden Boys basketball league at the Atlanta Jewish Community Center.  Rick was also active in the Second Helpings as well as the North Atlanta Mens Club.

    Rick and Nancy were fortunate to travel extensively in recent years, visiting over 30 countries on four continents.  Favorite places included the Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu, Patagonia, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, and Barcelona. 

    Rick was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Selma.  He is survived by his loving wife Nancy and his children Lori (Ryan) and Jeff (Hannah).

    Rick’s passions included Mexican food, the Rolling Stones, San Francisco Giants baseball and Arizona State football.

    The family requests that donations be made to Temple Emanu-El, to either Rabbi Anderson’s Discretionary Fund, the Legacy Development Fund, the Social Justice Fund or the Caring Committee Fund.

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  • Moe Soriano

    So sorry to hear about Rick's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Rick running the synagogue softball league. A good guy gone way too young. Prayers for the family at this sad time.

  • Larry Gordon

    Although I have not seen Rick in few years, we used to see each other often at the MJCCA and he always had a smile on his face! So sorry that he took ill at a still younger age these days. He will be missed.

  • William Light

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Playing basketball with Richard and having body pump classes together, and even our old softball days, we were always friendly competitors. He will be missed.. William Light

  • Marj & Doug Friedman

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • David Dolinsky

    I had the pleasure of playing basketball and golf with Rick. I will miss his gentle teasing and be grateful for his friendship.

  • Janis and Harold Kirtz

    Harold and I send sincere condolences. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion. BDE.

  • Elaine Sieel

    Nancy, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sally Siegel and Bob Cichon

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Shapiro family. So sorry for your loss.

  • Reba Kreisberg Herzfeld

    Sincere condolence to Rick’s family. May he rest in peace. Reba K Herzfeld. Loudon, TN

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