Herman Shapiro
Herman was born in 1913 in New  York City to Russian immigrant parents. He was raised there and on
Long Island and married his first wife Miriam (whom he had grown up with) in 1938. This marriage
ended in divorce one month before he married Dorothy on August 27, 1946 in Miami Beach Florida.  
The hotelman and his wife purchased and ran the Henrosa Hotel in Miami Beach in the early/mid 50's
but they returned to California possibly around the time Dorothy learned she had cancer.

Some time after Dorothy's death in 1957, Herman remarried and he remained a busy entrepreneur
starting businesses and also working as a technical writer.

In 1973 he had surgery to prevent his throat cancer from spreading.
The disease ultimately took his life in 1979.
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The Hotel Henrosa ca 1952.