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William "Bill" R. Shomaker

February 10, 1944 ~ February 28, 2021 (age 77)


William “Bill” Robert Shomaker, Jr., 77, formerly of Valencia, passed away in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, February 28, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on February 10, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to William Robert Shomaker, Sr. and Margaret Diane (Voyak) Shomaker. Bill married Mary Kathryn (Mooney) Shomaker in October of 1966. She preceded him in passing on August 11, 2002.

Bill is survived by his children, Bill Shomaker (Christi) and Lisa Akers (Ben); grandchildren, Connor, Kyle, Jake, Luke, Corbin, Lindsay-Kate; longtime companion, Stephanie Diles and her family. He is preceded in passing by his parents, William and Margaret and his wife, Mary Kathryn.

Bill received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He worked as an insurance broker for many years.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a longtime member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Franklin, Indiana, where he served as treasurer. He volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club in Franklin for many years. He was affiliated with several car clubs, including the Corvette club. Bill loved classic cars and had his own collection of old classics.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on  Friday, March 5, 2021 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Franklin, Indiana. Burial was held Tuesday, March 9th at St. Mary Cemetery, O'Hara Twp., with graveside prayers said by the Rev. Fr. Dale DeNinno.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123 or at


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Private Interment

St. Mary Cemetery
1019 Sharps Hill Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

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