Richard S. “Dick” Shoemaker of Westtown Township

Richard S. "Dick" Shoemaker

Richard S. "Dick" Shoemaker

Richard S. "Dick" Shoemaker, 84, of Westtown Township, died April 25.

He was born in 1932 in Canton, Ohio to the late Carl and Esther (Mathias) Shoemaker.

Richard was predeceased by his loving wife, Marian (Stauffer) Shoemaker. Richard and Marian were longtime residents of Chester County, living in Westtown for nearly 60 years.

He retired from Boeing Aircraft Co. to become national service manager for Marc Andy Printing Coy.

Richard is survived by his daughters, Kathleen Renee Brooks (Gene) and Michelle Diane Berquist (Mike); son Richard M. Shoemaker (Diane); grandchildren Michael J. Berquist, Christopher Shoemaker, Deanna Brooks, Danielle Gray and Katlyn Shoemaker; and great-grandchildren Jaida , Andrew, Ryan, Noelle and Mason.

He was predeceased by his sister Donna Sadler and brothers Carl Shoemaker, Alfred Shoemaker, and Ronald Shoemaker.

Richard enjoyed traveling, gardening, swimming, art and attending a fitness club.

Richard and Marian were active members of Gradyville United Methodist Church in Gradyville.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 10-11 a.m. Thursday, followed by his Funeral Service, which will be performed by Charles Shorter 11 a.m. at The Donohue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382, 610-431-9000. Interment Edgewood Memorial Park, Glen Mills.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to friends and family for their love and support during the past year. God took the strength of a mountain, the majesty of a tree, the calm of a quiet sea, the comforting arm of night, the depth of a family need, then God combined these qualities. He knew His masterpiece was complete and so, He called it…."DAD!"

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