Charles Gawthrop Shoemaker

Shoemaker—Charles Gawthrop Shoemaker, 93, on February 24, 2017, at Kendal, Kennett Township, Pa. Chuck was born on December 26, 1923, in Kennett Square, Pa., the youngest of three children of Mary Hickman Gawthrop and William MacClean Shoemaker Jr. When he was six, his family moved to Wilmington, Del. He attended Alexis I. duPont School and Wilmington Friends School, earning the Boy Scout rank of Eagle. He graduated from George School in 1942, and entering Swarthmore College, enrolled in the Naval V‐5 training program. He received a commission in February 1945 and in May married Joann Brosius, called Jody. He began🔒

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