Christopher A. Shoemaker, 42, of Mount Cobb, died Tuesday following a courageous battle from massive infections for more than 30 days in the ICU at Geisinger CMC.
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Born in Scranton, he is the son of Marian Plasco and fiancé, Ken Beerman, Reading, and William A. Shoemaker Sr. and stepmother, Candace Shoemaker, Moosic. A graduate of Bishop Hoban High School, Wilkes-Barre, he attended Mansfield University, and was a former member of Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. Chris was the owner/operator of Chris' Aftermarket Auto Supply, Mount Cobb.
He is also survived by his daughter, Zoe, Martinsburg, W.Va.; brothers, Paul David Kester and companion, Roxanne; and Steven Richard Kester, both of Pittston, William Shoemaker and wife, Juanita, Cincinnati, Ohio; Charles Shoemaker and wife, Kelly, Nanticoke; and sister, Ellyn Shoemaker/Evarts, Honesdale. He will also be remembered by his stepfather, Robert Plasco, Lebanon; stepbrothers and sisters, Matthew Popik and wife, Danielle, New Cumberland; Robert Plasco Jr., Pittsburgh; Michael Plasco, Allentown; Kelly Elder and husband, Chuck, Lake Ariel; Linda Adams and fiancé, Richie Bobitka, New York; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy; and a nephew, Alexander.
Chris especially enjoyed time with his daughter, Zoe, as well as family members and friends. He was an avid collector of music and had an amazing gift for computer technology. Chris was a kind and loving person, who extended his hand to anyone in need, and will live forever in the hearts of all who knew him.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 262 Railroad Ave., Scranton, PA 18505.
Family and friends are invited to attend or visit from 1 until time of services at 3 p.m.
Edward J Chomko Funeral Home
254-268 Railroad Ave Scranton, PA 18505
Published in Scranton Times from Mar. 13 to Mar. 16, 2014