On January 8, 2021 Marvin Shapiro passed away peacefully with his family at his side. After being born in Chicago, Illinois to Louis and Genevieve Shapiro on July 14, 1927, the family later moved to University City in the St. Louis area. While attending University City High School, Marvin played baseball and ran track winning the county 100 yard dash with a best time of 10 seconds flat. After graduating high school, he joined the Merchant Marines until the end of World War II and then attended Washington University graduating with a bachelor’s degree. Upon graduation Shampaine Industries hired him full time but his career was interrupted by the Korean War during which time he served as a lieutenant in the Air Force. While stationed in Greenville, Mississippi he married Beryl Howard of Dearborn, Michigan on March 1, 1952 which began the start of a very happy marriage of 66 years. His work with Shampaine Industries resumed in St. Louis after his discharge from the Air Force and was later transferred to Memphis, Tennessee. After Shampaine Industries was acquired by Borg-Warner Health Products, Marvin was transferred back to St. Louis which eventually led him to become president of the company. He had a lifelong passion for sports (especially the St. Louis Cardinals), bridge, casino games (poker and craps), and horse and dog racing. As Marvin became an extremely fine bridge player, accruing over 5000 master points, he traveled throughout the United States and abroad, playing bridge and competing with the finest players in the world. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Beryl, and his parents, Louis and Genevieve, while being survived by his daughters, Jayme Norman (Walter) and Lauren Gore (Mike), his sons Marvin (Martha) and Howard along with eight grandchildren Leigh Shapiro, Drew Shapiro, Travis Hennessey, Hailey Hennessey, Alex Norman, Jessica Norman, Sarah Shapiro, and Maya Shapiro. To all the bridge players in the community who are saddened by his death; take solace in the fact you now have a chance to finish first in the bridge game at the St. Louis Bridge Center.