Howard E. Shoup|
RITTMAN -- Howard E. Shoup, 86, of Rittman, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Magnolia Village following a brief illness.
He was born October 20, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pa. to Stanley and Ruth (Clingman) Shoup and had lived in Rittman since 1979. He lived in Toledo and Akron prior to moving to Rittman. Howard graduated from DeVilbiss High School in Toledo; The Ohio State University; and received his law degree from Toledo University Law School.
He married Eleanor Bower on October 1, 1948, they have been married over 65 years, she survives.
Howard worked as an Attorney and was employed by Brown-Graves Lumber since 1956 in Personnel and Labor Relations.
He was active in the National Amputee Golf League, Life Master of the American Contract Bridge Association and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, traveling, and was an avid golfer.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children, Douglas (Julie) Shoup of Cuyahoga Falls, Kathryn (John) Aldrich of Cincinnati, Laura (Paul) Stehura of Columbus and "extra" daughter, Denise (Jeff) Meier of Texas; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents and grandson, Austin Shoup.
There will be no calling hours. A celebration of life will be held in the Springtime.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the name of Howard Shoup to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Ross Heart Hospital (Fund 310473). Checks may be made payable and sent to The Ohio State University Foundation, 660 Ackerman Rd., P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218. For online register book, obituary and condolences, visit www.gillmanfuneralhome.com.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Jan. 24, 2014