Jon Morton Shoemaker


Lewiston – Jon Morton Shoemaker, 54, of 25 Roland Ave. in Lewiston, died Tuesday, April 11, at Central Maine Medical Center with family at his side after a short, courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Lewiston Sept. 22, 1951, a son of Roy Morton Shoemaker and Evelyn Boydak Shoemaker. He was educated in local schools and remained a lifelong resident of the Lewiston-Auburn community. Jon was a veteran of the military, having served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam war until he was honorably discharged in 1974.

On June 26, 1976, he married Gloria Arbour at St. Augustine’s Church in Augusta. Mr. Shoemaker was currently employed as a mechanical designer for Riley Medical in Auburn, where he had worked for the past several years.

He was a very busy member in a number of different activities at the Pastime Club, where he currently served as secretary and president of the Cribbage League. He was a member of the 20M Club, where he enjoyed shuffle bowling, and was a very active member and past adjutant of the Franco-American War Veterans Post 31 in Lewiston. He was an avid coin collector and enjoyed gardening and spending time on computers.

He leaves his wife of 29 years, Gloria Shoemaker of Lewiston; a daughter, Tracy Ann Shoemaker and her fiance, Michael Kelly, of Bangor; a son, Todd Morton Shoemaker of Lewiston; a sister, Rona Boilard and her husband, Robert, of Lewiston; and his loving black labrador retriever named, Mindy.