History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Shapiro Funeral Services was founded in January of 1992. Funeral Director Natalie Shapiro personally supervises all facets of the business. Our specialty is in providing excellent graveside services at affordable prices. Since our founding, we have centered our operations around a converted residence on Miles Road in Orange Village. The facility has served us well over the years.

Though the facility does not include a chapel for public gatherings, it does feature space for small, private good-byes, a modern preparation facility, a full hospital-type refrigeration unit, meeting space for families to come in and make arrangements and select the items of affordable merchandise they require.

We will never pressure anyone to spend more, or to purchase things they really do not need. Our philosophy is to treat you the way you want to be treated: With Dignity and Respect. That's the way we were raised. That's the way we raied our children. That's the only way we will have it.

Natalie Shapiro

Natalie Shapiro, Funeral Director

Natalie Shapiro was born in the old Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Natalie is the middle child of Leonard and Reisha (nee Leavitt) Shapiro, both of blessed memory. Natalie has three children. She was Bat Mitzvah and confirmed at Park Synagogue.
Natalie graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1976 and Kent State University in 1979. After working in the financial industry for a number of years, Natalie served a two-year apprenticeship to begin her funeral service career. She earned her Ohio funeral director license in 1991 and founded Shapiro Funeral Services in 1992.
She is a life member of Hadassah and the Auxiliary of Post 44 of the Jewish War Veterans of America. As Cleveland's only female Jewish funeral director, Natalie brings a unique perspective as a daughter, sister, wife and mother as she serves the needs of Cleveland's Jewish families at their most difficult of times.

Mr. Francis Corrigan

Mr. Francis Corrigan, Associate Funeral Director

Francis is Natalie's husband and loyal assistant! He graduated Cleveland Heights High School in 1974, Cuyahoga Community College in 1980 and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1981. Between high school and college, Francis served in the United States Marine Corps. He attained the rank of sergeant with the 8th Engineer Support Battalion at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.
Mr. Corrigan is a member of both the Navy League of the U. S. and the Marine Corps League. Though not Jewish, Francis is a very active member in support of Post 44 of The Jewish War Veterans of America.
Mr. Corrigan is licensed in Ohio as both a funeral director and embalmer, and specializes in assisting families with military honors and cremation services.

Our Valued Staff