Hugh Louis Shoemaker, 83, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020 in Reston, VA from complications of Dementia.
Hugh was born in New Haven, KY on June 26, 1937 and was the oldest of eight children.
He attended the University of Louisville under a Navy ROTC scholarship and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He spent 23 years in the Navy and attended the Navy Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA as well as the Naval War College in Newport, RI.
After retiring from the Navy, he joined E-Systems, which later became Raytheon. He continued managing large security and communications systems projects for various military organizations while at Raytheon.
Hugh had many hobbies including wood working, HAM radios, and making and flying remote control airplanes.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Shoemaker.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Ann Dickerson Shoemaker; three children, Mike and Tim (Sarah) Shoemaker and Ann Mahoney (Kevin); three brothers; two sisters; along with two grandchildren, Theresa and Mitch Mahoney.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home, New Haven, with burial to follow in St. Catherine Cemetery. Friends may visit from 5-7 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.
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