Dr. Esther Winkler Shapiro, a pioneering child psychologist in Denver who focused on the needs of children with hearing and learning disabilities, passed away May 26, 2009, in Aurora. She was 89.
Rabbi Sara Gilbert officiated at the May 28 service at Feldman Chapel. Interment followed at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Feldman Mortuary.
“Her colleagues considered her a dynamo,” the family said. “She was known by all as a highly respected, reliable and well-liked colleague.”
Dr. Shapiro was born April 29, 1920, in New York City to Samson and Hannah Winkler.
She earned a BS from Queens College in 1941; her RN from the Mt. Sinai School of Nursing in 1944; and her MA in 1951 and PhD in 1961, both from DU.