As a farmer he provided milk that became Hershey Kisses and Reese's Cups.
He made extra gas money by driving his Mennonite neighbors to the market or bicycle shop. They never seemed to mind that he rarely exceeded 40 mph.
He and Hazel were married more than half a century. Their three boys, and three dozen grandchildren and great grandchildren ensure that the Shoemaker family will thrive in Central PA for generations to come.
He was always healthy, not because of strict diet or exercise regimen, but because he had eggs, meat and potatoes each day, but not to excess, and worked hard. His only health issue ever was a touch of dementia that made him funny and more interesting, but not so much that he forgot who he was or who you were.
It's sad, but there isn't much more a man could ask for in a life fully lived.