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08/01/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Marian Diehl Shapiro

Marian Diehl Shapiro
(15 July 1949 - 29 July 2017)

Newport News High School Class of 1968

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   I am sorry to bring you more sad news today.
  Marian Diehl Shapiro, Class of 1968, sister of Forrest Diehl of VA, passed away in West Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the age of 68.

   Her other brother, Granville "Red" Diehl, predeceased her in 1996.

From Jeanette McDonald Hornsby ('66) of SC - 07/31/17:

I am saddened today to find out that Marian Shapiro (maiden name Diehl) of the class of 1968 passed away from a battle with cancer.

Marian lived a little over a mile from me here in West Columbia, SC and we had lunch a few times but mostly kept in touch through Facebook. She's only the second person I've met in the 48 years I've lived in SC who experienced the same things I did at NNHS and Newport News. It was great getting to know her and all I can say is, rest in peace, fellow Typhoon!

   I'm so sorry to learn this, Jeanette, but thank you for letting us know. You have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your friend.  

From - 07/31/17:   

                  Marian Diehl Shapiro


July 15, 1949 - July 29, 2017 (age 68)

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 1:00 PM
Barr-Price Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel
609 Northwood Road, Lexington, SC 29072

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Barr-Price Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel
609 Northwood Road, Lexington, SC 29072

Published in on July 31, 2017.
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From The (SC) State - 08/02/17:

                   Marian Diehl Shapiro


LEXINGTON, S.C. - Marian Diehl Shapiro, 68, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017. In addition to Jim, her husband of 34 years, she was surrounded by some of the best people in the world - her friends. By the grace of God, she passed quickly, painlessly, and peacefully.

She was literally a coal miner’s daughter from West, by God, Virginia, but lived mostly in the Newport News and Virginia Beach areas of Virginia before moving to South Carolina in 1987. A banker for more than 40 years before her retirement, she worked primarily as a commercial lender before advancing to senior management. But, regardless of her title, she was always down to earth, cherishing being able to help people meet their needs and achieve their dreams. She was a listener, mentor and friend first and foremost to those who knew her either personally and professionally. Even on her worst and waning days, she still put the needs and interests of others before hers.

She leaves behind her husband and beloved cat, Piper, as well as friends and family, both near and far. While she may be gone from this Earth, she is still present in those she touched and would want her mark to be forever indelible and impact you in positive ways as you live your life.

A service will be held at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, Saturday, August 5 at 1:00pm, followed by a visitation. Dress is business casual.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Pets, Inc., 300 Orchard Dr., West Columbia, SC 29170.

Published in The (SC) State on August 2, 2017.
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July 31, 2017, 10:26 AM

  Jim, no words can express my sorrow and pain I feel for you.
My thoughts and Prayers are with you during this time and the times ahead.
With Love and Peace for understanding.

~ Sally Huffstetler

August 01, 2017, 5:46 PM

~ Pamela Diehl Joseph

August 01, 2017, 5:59 PM

I am deeply saddened to hear of Marian's passing. I had the pleasure of knowing her for the last 27 years, and had the pleasure of working with her in banking for nearly 10 years. She was a great banker, but even greater person. We will miss her.

~ Ken Brock

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Marian's family, friends, and classmates at this time.


From Jim Dossett ('66) of SC - 07/31/17, 4:40 PM:

This is sad; Marian was in my art class my senior year. She was a very sweet girl back then. Condolences to the family.

  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 07/31/17, 5:02 PM:

This is very sad...Marian was one of the nicest people I knew at NNHS.

 From Maureen O'Brien Lowder ('68) of VA - 07/31/17, 5:41 PM:

So sorry to hear this. I remember her well. She was such a nice person. RIP, Typhoon.

  From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 07/31/17, 6:19 PM:

God's mercy be with her family at home and the Typhoon nation.

From Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA - 07/31/17, 6:21 PM:

Condolences to her family!

   From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 07/31/17, 7:44 PM:

RIP, Marian.

From Debbie Braswell Miller ('67) of VA - 07/31/17, 9:07 PM:

I am so sorry to hear about Marion. Prayers for the family!!!

From Ron Timberlake ('67) of TN - 07/31/17, 9:09 PM:

Praying for family.

 From Robbie Shields Stowe ('68) of VA - 07/31/17, 9:37 PM:

Very sorry to hear this! Memories of Marian. One of the sweetest people I knew at NNHS!

  From Barbara Brotzman Stover ('68) of NJ - 07/31/17, 10:06 PM:

Awwww..... she was sweet.... RIP, Marian.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; translated by Francis Pott (1832-1909)
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arranged by W.H. Monk (1823-1889)
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.

"The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi (extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 10/26/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

Blue Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - umm, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment...

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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