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Alan and Judy Shapiro

Alan Shapiro, president and co-founder with Judy Shapiro of Alliance Coach Inc. in Wildwood, Fla., has passed away.

Shapiro and his wife opened Alliance Coach in 2009 as an RV service center. The Shapiros efforts have made Alliance Coach one of the Top 50 RV sales and service centers in North America for the last five years.

Alan took great pleasure in starting a new company, working hard and watching it grow. He placed immense value on building relationships with clientele and ensuring that his employees enjoyed their workplace.

Shapiro is survived by his wife Judy, daughter Rebecca, and sons James, Robert and Timmy.

Services will be held on Friday (Jan. 18) at 10 a.m. at the Curtis Funeral Home located at 218 West Hall St. in Thomson, Ga.