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Monday March 20th, 2017

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Richard J. Shoemaker

Richard J. Shoemaker, age 83, 10 E. Tenth St., Bloomsburg, died at 10:05 a. m. Friday, March 10, 2017 at the home of his daughter, Alicia Stackhouse, 476 W. Main St., Bloomsburg. He had been in failing health for the past year.

Born in Bloomsburg on April 18, 1933, he was the only child of the late Glenn F. and Mary M. (McCormick) Shoemaker. For over 50 years he resided on a farm he owned at Derr’s and returned to Bloomsburg several years ago.

Richard was employed by the RCA,  Co., Williamsport, repairing television sets and other electronics,  for 25 years. He was last employed at the former Wolfey’s Miniature Golf and Go carts on Route 11 where he maintained and repaired the electronic equipment.

He was a member of the Jackson Baptist Church at Derr’s, the Bloomsburg Fair Association and a C-B Radio Club.

Richard’s main hobby and activity was as a volunteer at the Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society, where he spent many hours.

He was a US Army Veteran, serving in Korea during the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Adeline Shoemaker on March 8, 1965 and by a son-in-law, Jeffrey L. Stackhouse on June 6, 2015.

Surviving are his wife, the former Marjorie E. Sweet, with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 29, 2017; a son, Franklin J. Shoemaker, and his wife Denise, Unityville; a daughter, Alicia M. Stackhouse, Bloomsburg; four grandsons: Matthew A. Stackhouse, and his fiance’ Amber Kocher, Bloomsburg; Donald W. Renninger, Ohio; Matthew D. Renninger, Lairdsville; Brandon J. Stackhouse, Unityville; and three great grandsons: Glenn Stackhouse, Brandon Kocher and Gabriel Stackhouse.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017,  at 2 p. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, with his pastor, Rev. Walter E. Minto, Jr., officiating. Interment in Old Rosemont Cemetery.  Friends may call on Monday from 1-2 p. m.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to contribute to the Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society, 225 Market St., Bloomsburg, Pa 17815

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I just heard about Dick's passing and I am sorry to learn about this. My husband passed away last month so I really understand your grief. I remember your wedding almost 60 years ago and we were all so happy for you. Treasure all those wonderful memories you shared. Sending love and sympathy from Yorktown, Virginia.

Pat Naugle Andrews Mar 27 2017 12:00 AM

I will miss his smiling, friendly face at the Bloomsburg fair. He was such a gentleman. So sorry for your loss.

Debra May Rabb Mar 19 2017 12:00 AM

My husband Bruce and I have been friends with Marj and Dick for the last 27 years. They were next door neighbors for many years. For the last 14 we've enjoyed monthly breakfast dates with them to the Brass Pelican for the History Buff lectures. Dick had an extensive knowledge of local and his family history, which he was always happy to share. We always enjoyed our get togethers. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marj and her family.

Melanie Anderson Mar 19 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Shoemaker

Rose Foust Hack Mar 18 2017 12:00 AM

My heart is aching for all of you. Prayers and condolences are with you Marge and the family. Your family was always part of our family throughout the years. I always enjoyed talking with Dick and will remember that call at Christmas time this year. Let me know if there is anything that you need.

Love, Gail (Robbins) and Ted Szklenski

Gail (nee. Robbins) and Ted Szklenski Mar 14 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Shoemaker

Owen Hess Mar 13 2017 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear of cousin Dickys passing.He was a wonderful and unique individual and will be missed.

Deedra Kitchen Winey Mar 13 2017 12:00 AM

Alicia & Family, we are sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you all.

Lois, Bob, Karen & Shaina Mar 13 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Shoemaker

Jennifer Kessler Mar 12 2017 12:00 AM

Richard, Rest in Peace!

Robert & Gail Leitzel and Rena Lynn Mar 12 2017 12:00 AM

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