Roslyn Ruth Shapiro, better know as “Roz,” 80, a devoted mother, wife, grandmother and one the area’s top real estate professionals, died Nov. 6 at ManorCare Potomac. She had Alzheimer’s disease.
Roz and her beloved husband Ed, worked as a real estate team, first with Schick and Pepe, and then with Long and Foster in the Cabin John office in Potomac. She became the top salesperson in Long and Foster’s Maryland and Washington offices and one year was the fifth-ranked out of 6,000 agents in Montgomery County.
Roz Shapiro was born in Baltimore, and she married Eddie Shapiro when she was 19, just before he went to serve in the Army Air Corps in Europe during World War II. She worked for the War Chemical Board from 1942 to 1945.
At war’s end, the couple moved to Washington and opened the Washington Circle Market, running it as a family business for 27 years. After their children left home, the couple sold the business and turned to real estate. Family remained very important to Roz Shapiro; she danced on the tables at her grandsons’ bar mitzvahs.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years who lives in Bethesda; Her son Larry, and daughter-in-law Jolene Shapiro of Potomac; Her son Steve and daughter-in-law Patty of Savannah, Georgia; and three grandsons, Ryan, Paul and Aaron.