Ocean Beach 11

John Michael Shoemaker

September 4, 1941 ~ March 30, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old


John Michael Shoemaker

Born September 4, 1941, in Detroit, MI and went to rest in peace with our Lord and Savior March 30, 2024 in St Petersburg, FL. John is survived by his sister Marie Girard. John had four children – Danette, Lora, John and Julie; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

John grew up in Detroit and attended St. Jude Elementary and graduated from Notre Dame High School. His path then led him to the trades where he became a journeyman welder and business agent for Sheet Metal Workers Local 292. He established and owned JMS Administrators as a third-party funds’ administrator for several union locals. John enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father and close friends. John was an avid boater and spent many hours out on Lake St Clair. He spent many winters up north snowmobiling (which was fun, until it wasn’t :).

In his later years, he enjoyed his summers in Michigan and his winters in St. Petersburg. In Florida, his favorite pastimes were spending time with friends, dining out, going down to the pier to listen to music and watch the sunset. He had many friends both north and south. Those who truly knew him, truly loved him. Those who loved him, will truly miss him. May we all find solace in knowing he is now reunited with his dearly missed mother Grace and the many friends and family who meant so much to him throughout his lifetime. We will see you again someday – save a dish of pasta for us Geppetto! We love you and miss you already. You will always hold a special place in our hearts.

A private Graveside Funeral for John has taken place.



Mount Olivet Cemetery

Detroit, MI


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