2010-05-27 / Obituaries

Alphonse J. Shoemaker

Hancock, 70

Alphonse Jacob Shoemaker, 70, Hancock, Md., died Friday, May 21, 2010, at his home which he built.

Born August 21, 1939, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Jacob Edward and Goldie Letitia Weller Shoemaker.

He attended Hancock Elementary and Hancock High School.

He worked for Keefer Construction, the Union, Perini Construction and retired from RHP Construction after 19 years.

He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting deer, working in the woods, mushroom hunting and playing pool. He also loved the family’s annual trip to Hershey Park and vacationing in Hershey with his wife.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rebecca Jane Keefer Shoemaker, Hancock; one son, Randy E. Shoemaker, Hancock; five daughters: Karen J. Rohm, Warfordsburg; Arlene K.Rhodes, Hancock; Lori A. Ammons and Angela M. Shoemaker, both of Hagerstown; and April D. Davis, Little Orleans, Md.; 10 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren and two greatgrandchildren; three sisters: Priscilla Keefer, Big Cove Tannery; Loretta Romberger, Clear Spring, Md.; and Lucille Garland, Warfordsburg.

He was preceded in death by a grandson and a son-inlaw, Danain T. Ammons.

Services were held Tuesday, May 25, at 2:00 p.m., at Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren Church. Rev. Harry Strite officiated. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750. Online condolences may be made at www.grovefh.com.

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