Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


“Together Again”

Ralph E. Shoemaker, 87, of Wooster passed away in his home on Sunday, August 27, 2023.

He was born August 22, 1936 in Norwalk, the son of Paul & Adeline Shoemaker.  He married Patricia A. Krupp on September 28, 1957 in Norwalk, Ohio.

He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged.  He provided for his family and worked most of his years at Sieberling in Barberton, Ohio and ended his career in the tire industry General Tire in Illinois.  He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and enjoyed sports; his wife, family and grandkids were his ultimate joy.

Surviving are his children Dennis Shoemaker of Ellet, Donna (David) Henniger of Manton, MI, Lori (Rick) Fink of Cuyahoga Falls, Linda (Keith) Abrams of Milton, KY and Kay (Dan Vanek) Skolnicki of Sheffield Lake; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren

Preceded in death was his beloved, Pat on November 13, 2017, his parents and siblings Ed, Harry and Mabel.

Inurnment will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd., Seville on Friday September 8, 2023 at 10:15 AM

A Mass will then be celebrated on Friday, September 8, 2023 at 12:00 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave, Wooster with the Rev. Stephen Moran as celebrant.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolence may be left for the family at


  1. Ralph was a favorite person of mine to visit with at McDonald’s Pryor to the Covid. I missed sitting with him and talking. Quiet man, but I always tried to get a little chuckle out of him. Tried to catch him on his birthday and I would stop by his house when he was on his porch. He loved his family and always talked about them with great pride. May he rest in peace and my condolences to his family.

  2. Wonderful memories made with Ralph and Pat in Mt.Vernon. Wonderful couple! Will never forget them.

  3. Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family.


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