Eleanor (Luth) Shoemaker

July 14, 1927 ~ May 13, 2021 (age 93)


Eleanor (Luth) Shoemaker, age 93, passed away peacefully into eternal life on May 13th, 2021.  Eleanor was born in Binghamton on July 14th, 1927, the daughter of the late Frederick and Mary (Kiley) Luth. She was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law Joyce Ann & Charles Moore, and great-nephew Geoffrey Eck.  She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Jay Shoemaker, and her sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine & Richard Cary.  She is also survived by 2 nephews, Richard Jr. (Joan) & Andrew; 5 nieces, Mary, Susan, AnnMarie (Rick), Diane & Kathleen; 5 great-nephews Richard C. (Kareena), Jason (Dustin), Richard J. III (Megan), Matthew & Benjamin; 5 great-nieces, Amanda (Pete), Alexandria (Matt), Cheryl (Lance), Alexa (Jake) & Danielle; 5 great-great-nephews, Miles, James, Wyatt, Chase & Richard J. IV.; and 6 great-great-nieces, Ella, Maddison, Sadie, Caroline, Morgan & Evelyn. Eleanor was a 1945 graduate of Binghamton North High School and enjoyed a successful career in the New York State Courts System. Her years as Secretary to the Justice of the Supreme Court are those of which she was most proud. Following her retirement in 1988, she enjoyed many years of wintering in sunny Florida attending many spring training baseball games over the years.  Eleanor’s faith remained strong as she tackled several challenges in the days prior to her passing. Eleanor’s husband and her extended family were her greatest joys.  She loved to hear stories and receive cards and photos of all the “kids”. 

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to her staff of doctors including but not limited to: Dr. Hossani, Dr. Andersen, Dr. Gehring, Dr. Feldpausch, Dr. Simpson, Dr. Kasieredy and Dr. Ahmad.

In addition, we wish to extend our most sincere thanks for the very compassionate care Eleanor received prior to her passing provided by the kind and helpful nurses and supporting staff on Memorial 6 at UHS Binghamton, North Tower 2 and North Wing 4 at UHS Wilson and Unit North 1 at Willow Point Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.

Per Eleanor’s request, there will be no calling hours.  Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Paul’s church of Binghamton food pantry, Broome County CHOW or a charity of your choice in her name.

Burial will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott, New York with graveside services held at the convenience of the family.

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