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Clarence T. Shoch

AGE: 89 • formerly of West Chester

Clarence T. Shoch, age 89, of Coatesville, PA, formerly of West Chester, died peacefully on Monday December 5th at his home in Freedom Village. He was the husband of Myrtle G., with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.

Born in Swedesboro, NJ, he was the son of the late Clarence T. and the late Marie V. Shoch. When he was a boy, Clarence spent summers with his family in the Poconos (PA) where he was a lifeguard at Promised Land State Park and a camp counselor at the Trexler Scout Reservation. He was active in scouting and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

Clarence graduated from Allentown (PA) High School, after which he was drafted and spent two years in Sapporo, Japan with the 11th Airborne Division. He returned and graduated from Cornell University in 1951 with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree.

Clarence started work with DuPont in Louisville, KY. after graduation where he met Myrtle. After marriage, they followed Clarence's career with assignments in seven states and Ireland. Upon retirement from DuPont, Clarence returned to Cornell for several years to teach chemical plant design to seniors and graduate students.

Outside work, Clarence was active in sports and the outdoors all his life, enjoying tennis, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, bicycling, and traveling across the country with his children in their tent trailer. He and Myrtle were lifelong doubles tennis and bridge partners. Clarence also loved music, especially classical and big band, and he and Myrtle were regular concert-goers to the Delaware Symphony and Philly Pops.

He was preceded in death by his only sister Nancy Pietrobon of Allentown, PA. Survivors in addition to his wife include his brother, Roger of Fort Washington, MD, children Carol Abel (Bob), of Newark, DE, Amy, of Ojai, CA, and David (Elizabeth) of Charlottesville, VA. Also five grandchildren, Dana Kazaba, Mark and Lee Sausen, Luisa and Alexander Shoch and one great grandson, Charlie Kazaba.

He was loved by his family and many friends and will be missed.

A memorial service will be held 11 am Saturday January 7 at Freedom Village, West Brandywine, PA. Clarence would have welcomed donations in his memory to the Chester County Food Bank or the .
Published in The News Journal on Dec. 11, 2016
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