Donald (Don) Verdeen Shoop, 67

April 25, 2010
  • Donald (Don) Verdeen Shoop

FEB. 28, 1943-APRIL 22, 2010

Donald (Don) Verdeen Shoop, 67, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010, after a lengthy stay at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., and a brief stay at the Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown, surrounded by his family and the Rev. Bowers.

Born Feb. 28, 1943, in Hagerstown, he attended North Hagerstown High School and Hagerstown Junior College.

He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, and served overseas in Germany. During his tour, he was a sharpshooter, certified mechanic and personal driver for his colonials.

He was employed by Pangborn Corp. for several years, then joined the Hagerstown Police Department, retiring after 10 years of service. He then worked for Fairchild Industries as a toolmaker and ended his working career when he retired as a sergeant from the Maryland State Correctional Facility MCTC.

He loved to travel, go fishing and camping, as well as spend time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed his dogs.


Don was a private charitable man of Christian faith, soft spoken and always ready with a kind word. He was a loving and proud husband, father and grandfather.

He was a member of Black Rock Bible Church in Hagerstown and a member of the American Legion, VFW and AMVETS.

He is survived by his wife, Kitty L. (Churchey) Shoop; two sons, Mark A. and Lisa Shoop of Greencastle, Pa., and Darin L. Shoop of Hagerstown; two granddaughters, Kaylynn Shoop of Castleberry, Fla., and Megan Shoop of Columbus, Ohio; two stepgrandchildren, Mirada and RJ of Greencastle; also two stepgreat-grandsons, Nick and Adam of Greencastle; a favorite uncle and aunt, Samuel (Huck) and Pauline Rohrer of Smithsburg, Md.; mother-in-law, Mary Churchey of Maugansville, Md.; two brothers-in-law, Harold (Cork) Churchey of Kearneysville, W.Va., and Jeffery (Jeff) and Lisa Churchey of Fairplay, Md.; several nieces and nephews; and two faithful dogs, Bella, a Doberman Pincher and Whisk, a French Bulldog. Kilo, his longtime companion, a Red Nose Pit Bull, was put to sleep last summer.

There will be no viewing; and a private service will be held upon the request of his wife. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Washington County SPCA.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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