Catawba –Mr. Michael Ralph Shope, 68, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018 at the Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Mr. Shope was born in Brooklyn, NY and the son of the Lillian White Shope Herman of Fort Mill and the late Ralph Shope.  He served in the U. S. Marine Corps for three years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge 56 in Fort Mill, SC.

A memorial service for Mr. Shope will be 3:00 PM, Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Shope is survived by his wife, Hilda Martinez Shope of Catawba;  his son, Luis Penuela of Catawba; his daughters, Valeska Penuela,of Rock Hill, Dawn Kelly (Matthew) of Rock Hill, Amy Shope of Charlotte, NC, Michele Rathman (Phil) of Gastonia, NC, Kristal McGaha (Doug) of Charlotte, NC, and Jennifer Edgerton (Robert) of Clover; fourteen grandchildren and his niece, Sharon Hausmann of Philadelphia, PA.  He was preceded in death by his beloved sister, Renee Shope Hausmann of Perkasie, PA.

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