Harold E. “Buck” Shoemaker, 97, of McElhattan passed away at the Gatehouse Hospice at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport Saturday, May 25, 2019.
He was born in Lock Haven December 23, 1921 a son of John and Minnie (Ramser) Shoemaker. He was a WWII U.S. Marine Corps Veteran. For over 33 years he was employed by AVCO in Williamsport as a machinist and magna flux inspector. He was a member of the Swissdale United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post #131 Lock Haven. Buck thoroughly loved his family whether it was fishing, playing croquette, kick ball or playing cards. He enjoyed traveling, casinos and camping.
He is survived by his wife the former Velma Merrill whom he married August 7, 1999. His children Deanna Bitner (Dan) of Beech Creek, John Shoemaker (Marie) of McElhattan, Von Shoemaker (Diane) of Canada, Harold “Buck” Shoemaker, Jr. (Kathy) of Lock Haven, Crystal Fye (Tim) of Mill Hall, Lori Buskirk (Craig) of Beech Creek, James Showers (Yvonne) of Auburn, NY and Darlene Bloom (Leonard) of W. Decatur, NY; 20 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He was predeceased by a daughter Sherry Serafini in 2002 and a brother Warren and a sister Grace.
Buck’s Tribute of Life Service will be held Thursday May 30, 2019 at 11AM from the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, PA with his Pastor Jay Saldana officiating. He will be laid to rest in Jersey Shore Cemetery next to his first wife Betty Jayne Kissell Shoemaker who passed away in 1986. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 6 – 8PM. Contributions may be made to the Swissdale United Methodist Church 974 E Croak Hollow Rd., Lock Haven, PA 17745 or the Gatehouse Hospice 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.
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