Geraldine (Collier) Shoup
1942 - 2021
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ENDICOTT, N.Y. - Geraldine (Collier) Shoup, 78, a resident of the Ideal Senior Living Center, in Endicott, New York, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at the center. She was a lifelong resident of Mount Carmel until three years ago.

She was born in Danville, Dec. 24, 1942, a daughter of the late Victor J. Radzewicz Sr. and the late Dorothy (Wills) Radzewicz.

She was a 1960 graduate of the former Ashland High School.

Geraldine was employed as seamstress at the former Lady Hope Dress Factory from 1968 until 1978. She was also a bartender at the American Legion Post, in Centralia, and VFW, in Ashland.

On Sept. 12, 1998, in the First United Methodist Church, Mount Carmel, she married Henry Shoup, who preceded her in death April 1, 2016.

She was of the Protestant faith and was a member of the VFW, in Ashland, and the ladies auxiliary.

Gerri had a very big heart and giving nature. She was the life of the party and loved polkas and to dance.

She was a "people watcher," loved to go to casinos and enjoyed TV shows, especially "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy."

She would do anything for anybody and took care of others before herself.

She had a strong love of family and loved her dogs throughout the years, especially "Midnight."

Surviving are her daughter, Dorothy (Collier) Dauber her husband, Erik, of Apalachin, New York; four grandchildren, Marissa Dauber, Ella Dauber, Jordan Collier-Thomas and Erin Collier; and her daughter-in-law, Barbara Collier.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, James J. Collier, July 21, 1996; and her brother, Victor Radzewicz.

SHOUP - Geraldine (Collier) Shoup, 78, a resident of the Ideal Senior Living Center, in Endicott, New York. A religious funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Joseph J. Stutz Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz III, supervisor, with the Rev. Joan A. Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Mount Carmel Township. A viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. To leave a condolence for the family, sign the guestbook at www.stutzfuneralhome.com.



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Published in The News Item on Jan. 26, 2021.
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February 4, 2021
Geraldine will always hold a special place in my heart. I’ll never forget playing Elvis and all sorts of songs for her during meal times just so I could watch her enjoy herself and laugh and dance and sing while she ate. My deepest sympathy for her family during this hard time. She was so loved.
Emily Robbins
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January 26, 2021
I had the honor of caring for Gerri. She was such a light and always made my day. I loved her and will truly miss her. My prayers are with you all.
Sara Myers
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January 26, 2021
I had the honor of caring for Gerri. She was such a light and always made my day. I loved her and will truly miss her. My prayers are with you all
Sara Myers
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