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 Ralph Robert Eustice Shoup, Sr

Ralph Robert Eustice Shoup, Sr

Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Jun 2009 (aged 90)
Burial Schererville, Lake County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 38856652 · View Source
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Ralph R. Shoup, age 90, of Highland, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2009 after a long illness.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dinah (nee Smith); daughter, Sherry Malacina of Highland; son, Danny Durden-Shoup of Valparaiso; grandson, Adam Malacina of Mount Prospect, IL; two sisters-in-law: Ann Shoup of Akron, OH and Beth Williams of Hixson, TN; special cousin, Nancy (Richard) Rouser of Uniontown, OH; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Shoup was preceded in death by six brothers: Joseph, Elmer, Arthur, Russell, Ellsworth and Jack Shoup.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 29, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland, IN with Pastor Bob Parnell officiating.
Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Sunday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home.
Mr. Shoup was formerly a police officer in Hammond for ten years. He retired from Republic Steel in Chicago, IL with 20 years of service and was retired from White Inventory in Lansing, IL. He was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Shoup was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a boxer who was a Golden Gloves winner in 1938-39. He was also an avid gardener. Memorial contributions may be made in Ralph's loving memory to Hospice of the Calumet Area or Calumet Humane Society.

Published in The Times from 6/27 to 6/28/2009
"The Merchant Marine is a civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Navy, but not a uniformed service, EXCEPT in times of war when, in accordance with the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, mariners are considered military personnel. In a time of "national emergency", the President can permanently seize any merchant marine vessel in return for fair compensation, or commandeer it for temporary use with no compensation if returned in reasonable condition.

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill into law granting veteran status to merchant mariners who served in WWII. Prior to such legislation, they did not receive veteran's benefits."
The above note was furnished by contributor Sherlocks Cousin # 47232933.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ralph Robert Eustice Shoup, Sr (28 Apr 1919–25 Jun 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38856652, citing Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Lake County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jackie & Ralph (contributor 47011434) .