Eric L. Shoop

Age 54, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Seasons Hospice.

Born in Pennsylvania, Eric was the son of Rosemary (Gilpin) and the late Earl Shoop. He was a 1981 graduate of William Penn High School and worked for Everfast in merchandising. Eric loved spending time with family and friends. His grandchildren loved and adored their “Poppy”.  He would be so excited when they came to stay with him. Eric was an avid golfer. He also loved watching his Phillies and Eagles play.

Eric will be dearly missed by his daughters and sons-in-law, Lauren and Ryan Maclary of Sneads Ferry, NC and Lindsay and Kyle Cooke of Newark, DE; his grandchildren, Emma, Khloe and Ryan II; his mother, Rosemary Shoop of Newark, DE; his sisters, Elizabeth Cook of Wilmington and Holly Byrd of Maryland; and the mother of his daughters, Geraldine Shoop.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 26th between 5 and 7 PM at Mealey Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington.  Burial will be private.

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Submitted by J.Reid on
My heartfelt condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort through the happy and loving memories of your beloved Eric. May you also look to our Loving Heavenly Father, the God of all comfort, to provide what you need at this sad time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4, Psalms 83:18) He promises us that very soon, "He will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Revelation 21:3,4. What a wonderful promise! May all of His promises give you a measure of comfort, hope, peace and strength.

Submitted by Olivia on
I am so sorry for your loss. It hurts to lose someone you love. I would like to share some encouraging scriptures from the Bible in Revelation 21:4 where God promises us a better life where there will be no tears, no death and no pain. All the former things will pass away. Please read this with your Bible. I hope this scripture strengthens you during this time of bereavement.

Submitted by Denise Crawford on
Our deepest sympathy and love to Ricky's family. Dearest cousin you will be sadly missed. Our memories will be cherished, as children growing up into adulthood. Heaven has truly earned another angel. Our

Submitted by Jose & Pam Burgos on
You were definitely one of a kind. Sending love and prayers to Lauren & Lindsay and all of the extended family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Submitted by Lewis on
I am sorry for the family's loss. Please take comfort in the promise of the resurrection mentioned in the Bible at Acts 24:15.

Submitted by Charles Gaines on
My sincere condolences to the Shoop Familiy. Eric is in peace now and with the Lord.I will always have fond memories of the sport chats with Eric on the Phillies and Eagles.Eric was a good neighbor and friend. He will be missed but will always be remembered.Our prayers ( Kathleen & mind ) are with the Shoop Family. Sincerely Charles Gaines

Submitted by Blythe Anne Lun... on
My Condolences go out to Eric's family and friends. He was such a fun, extraordinary and supportive co-worker. He will be sorely missed by his Everfast family. He was a breath of fresh air. May God Bless you and comfort you during this extremely difficult time.

Submitted by Debbie Petro on
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family, especially Lauren, Lindsey and Geri, during this most difficult time. May you find comfort in each other and the good memories that you share.

Submitted by Aw on
I am sorry for your loss. Continue to draw close to god (James 4:8) he can and will help you get through this difficult time.

Submitted by Nancy and Mark ... on
Sending sympathy and prayers to all the family. Mark and Nancy Hetterly

Submitted by N.Jones on
Although, I do not know your family personally , I can sympathize with your sorrow and lost ! I want to share with you the peace and comfort of Gods Promise found in your copy of the Holy Bible. A promise of a happy reunion soon with our dead loved ones , right here on a Paradise Earth! I have lovingly provided below a link that will direct you to this comforting Promise, found in your copy of the Holy Bible .

Submitted by Mike Gustafson on
I worked with Eric from 1987 to 2009 when both lost our jobs at Everfast. We traveled for work for a number of years and shared an office for several years. We hung out and did side jobs together after being laid off. He was a lot of help last year helping me get my house ready to sell. It was sad seeing him getting sick so quickly, he was a great guy that will be missed.

Submitted by Rebecca on
I am sorry for your loss. May you find Strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 2:16 ,17