In Memory of Chester W. "Chet" Shoop


August 8, 1925 - January 11, 2004

Chet was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Sharpsburg, son of the late Chester W. Shoop Sr. and Ida Mae Fix Shoop.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He also was a member of the 33rd Signal Construction Co. Battalion Re-enactors.
He was an industrial engineer, retiring from Emco-Wheaton in Wilson, N.C., in 1990.
He previously worked at Lovell Manufacturing in Erie, Rusco Industries in Meadville and Worthington in Oil City. 

During retirement, he operated an e-commerce business and was employed at Wolverine Park Marina.
He served a decade as secretary of the Erie S.C.O.R.E. Chapter 193. He was selected by the American Institute for Public Service as the local representative for the National Jefferson Awards in Washington, D.C., in 1999. He was named U.S. Small Business Administration's S.C.O.R.E. volunteer of the year in 2000.

He was a member of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Erie. He was past secretary of Presque Isle Beagle Club; past master and member of Oil City Lodge 710 F. & A.M.; past monarch and member of Acacia Grotto in Oil City; a member of Erepa Grotto and the Scottish Rite, Valley of New Castle; and a former member of the Pipes and Drums of Erepa Grotto.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Esper Shoop.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Anna Jean Duarte Shoop; a daughter, Robin M. Kunz and her husband, Al, of Erie; a son, Mike "Lou Baxter'' Shoop of Meadville; four sisters, Margaret Jayne Rhoades of President, Betty Schaefer of Medina, Ohio, Mary Elizabeth Klinger of Franklin and Naomi Goodwill of Oil City; and six grandchildren, Tara, Joshua, Adam and Brandon Shoop and Jessica and Kelli Kunz.

Friends stopped by to pay their respects on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Merle E. Wood Funeral Home, 215 W. 25th St. Perry-Keystone Lodge 392 F&AM  conducted a service there Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Friends  attended a service at the funeral home Thursday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Hal Shafer of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church officiating.

Chet was laid to rest at  Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.
Memorials were made to Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 3520 Perry St., Erie, PA 16504.

Chet was  Vice chairman of Score Chapter 193 and an excellent counselor and wonderful friend. After a month long bout with Pneumonia and Congestive Heart Failure, Chet left us.

Chet at the
 on  JUNE 14, 2002

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Gone but not forgotten.
Chet will be in our thoughts and prayers as we go through our daily lives.
Take time to reflect on this great man.
Maggie Harrison

Please convey our condolences to his family for us.
He will be missed.
Bob Souza,  



Veterans and Family  Chester W. Shoop Jr. 

What a lovely memorial  to Chet - he will certainly be missed by all of the SCORE members, both Erie and Meadville.
Sara Vernier, Secretary for Meadville SCORE


white roseAug 8th we celebrate Chet's birthday. Family and friends remember happy times and send blessings of love and good wishes.  
The first Christmas without Chet. We still feel his presence, we know  that he is watching over us and someday we will see him again. Be with Chet's family this holiday season. Remind them that he is still here, in our hearts and prayers. Merry Christmas 2004
January 11th -  One year has passed since Chet left us. His family and friends find comfort in knowing that he is with loved ones and that someday they will be together again. 
Aug 2009  Stopping by to wish Chet a Happy Birthday.
 We still think of you guy. SCORE is growing, you should see it now.
Stopping by with a memory of Christmas 2009

December 2010
Wishing  a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  Please remember our loved ones during this holiday season.


January 11, 2011
Its been 7 years since Chet passed away. 
Life continues as it should be, but we remember the ones that helped us get to where we are. And thank them.
Remembering Chet and his family on this day.

August 8, 2013

Stopping by to wish you a Happy Birthday Chet.
I know your family are remembering you on this day.


January 11, 2014
Stopping by today to remember a good friend.

since you left this Earth. Thinking of your family today as I know they miss you.

Feb. 14, 2014


August 8, 2014

from your family here on Earth


January 11, 2015

Eleven years have passed.  You are thought of today on the anniversary of your leaving this Earth.



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