Robert E. Shoup, 81, of 1029 Caldwell Road, Trout Run, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born Dec. 25, 1931, in Williamsport, a son of Robert W. and Sarah Rathmell Shoup.
Bob retired from Litton Industries and had also farmed in Cogan House Township. He was a member of the Cogan House Christian Church, enjoyed farming and his family.
He is survived by his wife, the former Miriam S. Shafer, with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage; two sons, John (Cindy) Shoup, and Jesse (Nanette) Shoup, both of Trout Run; daughters, Marilyn Kilmer of Trout Run and Donna (Raymond) Fibranz of Mich.; ten grandchildren, Todd (Ashley) Shoup, Tara Shoup, Shad (Jennifer) Shoup, Jacob (Felica) Shoup, Joseph (Stephanie) Shoup, Steve Kilmer, Kelly (Christian) Kauffman, Mark (Tara) Fibranz, Joseph Fibranz, Phillip (Bethany) Fibranz; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; two sons, Michael James Shoup and Douglas Earl Shoup; two sisters, Elsie Ann Harris and Rosalie Pfaff; and a great-granddaughter, Rachel Tess Shoup.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Cogan House Christian Church, 3678 Cogan House Road, Trout Run, with the Rev. Wayne G. Stebbins Sr. officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Blooming Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Blooming Grove Historical Society, c/o Rev. Larry Waltz, 138 Waltz Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.