Arthur H. Shapiro

January 24, 1992

Arthur H. Shapiro, retired president of the Maryland Cup Corp. and its West Coast subsidiary, died Saturday after an apparent heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81.

Services for Mr. Shapiro were held Monday in the chapel of Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

Mr. Shapiro was president of Maryland Cup from 1960, shortly before stock in the family company was offered to the public, until his retirement in 1977. He had headed the Los Angeles subsidiary since 1945.

He remained a member of the board of the corporation, which produced ice cream cones, matches, paper and plastic cups, straws, various containers and other products, many of them under the Sweetheart trade name, until 1983, when it was merged with the Fort Howard Corp.

Mr. Shapiro was born in Baltimore. He was educated at City College and Johns Hopkins University. Before moving to the West Coast, he lived in Chicago, where his father headed a subsidiary of the Maryland-based family business.

Mr. Shapiro helped establish the low-vision clinic of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital and had been a benefactor of hospitals and clinics in the Los Angeles area as well as the Jewish Community Federation and Temple Emanuel there.

He is survived by his wife, the former Bernice Dagan; a son, Frederick Shapiro of Malibu, Calif.; a daughter, Arlette Mosher of Los Angeles; a brother, Henry Shapiro of Chicago; a sister, Inda Pariser of Palm Beach, Fla.; and a granddaughter.

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