Jerome Shapiro, age 85, of Atlanta, died July 7, 2013.

CandleHe was born in Augusta, Ga. to Mary and Ike Shapiro on Oct. 21, 1927. He attended The Richmond Academy, The Citadel and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He was a Marine and a veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Shapiro was a Mason, as well as a member of the Jewish War Veterans.

He loved his wife of 65 years, Rona, and placed her on a pedestal. He adored his daughters: Shááron (Franklin) Trell of Atlanta and Rissa Shapiro, also of Atlanta. He was so proud of his grandchildren: Heather (Todd) Schlesinger and Darryl (Laurie) Trell. His most prized possessions were his great-grandchildren: Emerson and Addison Schlesinger and the brand-new Mason Caleb Trell.

Sign online guestbook at edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A graveside service was held Mon., July 8, 2013 at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Joseph Prass and Rabbi Scott Colbert officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.