Thurs., Feb. 22, 1979
Neil Shope Dies at 77
Neil P. Shope, 77, of 1130 Dairy Lane, died Wednesday at 1:35 p.m. in City Hospital, where he had been a patient since Jan 18.
Mr. Shope was born in Snow Shoe Centre County, Pa., March 29, 1901, a son of Charles Wesley Shope and Annie Calhoun Shope.
Prior to his illness, he worked as a development engineer at the Salem China Company. At one time, he was in charge of the electric and maintenance departments at the Hall Chino Co. and later supervised the electric department at the Homer Laughlin China Co.
Mr. Shope was a member of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church.
Besides his wife, Mrs. Doris Boice Shope, whom he married March 2o, 1925,survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Patricia) Iofredo of Chagrin And a sister, Mrs. Edwin L. (Violet) Goodwin of Penn Hills, Pa.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Dawson Funeral Home by the Rev. H. Gene Toot and the Rev. Donald Shank, pastor of the First United Methodist Church here. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and night.