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Service for Daniel Shoemake scheduled for tomorrow

Former Amador Valley graduate, classmate died in apparent murder-suicide in San Diego

A funeral service for Daniel Shoemake, 21, will be held in Pleasanton's St. Augustine Catholic Church in Pleasanton at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Mr. Shoemake was found dead last Friday in the driver's seat of his truck parked near where Michel David, 22, his former girlfriend, was found dead from gunshot wounds near the San Diego State University campus. A handgun was found on the floorboard of the truck, police said, and a rifle was recovered near Miss David's body.

Mr. Shoemake had attended San Diego State and was at the top of his class in the school's ROTC program. He was anticipating a commission as an army officer in 2011.

On Thanksgiving Day, when Mr. Shoemake was back in Pleasanton visiting his family, they hiked to the top of Del Valle Ridge on the last holiday weekend they were all together.

Mr. Shoemake is survived by his parents Jean and Rex Shoemake, his brother Brett, and his sister Annie. He also leaves his grandparents JoAnne and James Shoemake and uncles, aunts and cousins.

A vigil for Mr. Shoemake will be held at the Graham-Hitch Mortuary at 4167 First St. in Pleasanton at 7 p.m. tonight.

--Jeb Bing

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Posted by Castlewood Member
a resident of Castlewood
on Dec 15, 2010 at 10:05 am

Never far from our minds, but just out of reach. The rain is God's tears for you. Daniel, all is forgiven.


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Posted by a mom
a resident of Civic Square
on Dec 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Oh Daniel, whatever it was there is more forgiveness than hatred for you now....pain is everywhere but you are still a child of god. RIP


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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Dec 17, 2010 at 8:29 am

Dan, you were a great kid and we will always have good memories of you. God bless you and calm your soul. You are with Him who understands and forgives for all eternity.


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Posted by ptown resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm

The souls invloved in this event are at peace and all is forgiven. I pray for peace amongst the family members and friends invloved during this troubling time. You are all in my prayers now and throughout the holiday season.


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Posted by Grace Martell
a resident of West of Foothill
on Dec 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm

I'm still in disbelief. We know this entire family...they are all wonderful. Daniel played CYO basketball with our son who was the same age. We always hoped to have Coach Rex for his team.
Please pray for this family at this very painful time and pray for the family of Michel. Didn't know her, but I pray for her and her family.


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Posted by Member
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm

We are so sorry for your loss, jean and Rex. I didnt know your son but have met you through mutual friends. You and your family are in our praye


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Posted by Lisa Henn
a resident of Oak Hill
on Dec 18, 2010 at 7:48 am

You are all in my prayers--so many good memories of Dan, Michael, and Colby playing Lacrosse. Love and strength to all of your family.


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