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Emily Shoup

  • On August 19, 2019
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Emily Shoup, 39, of Exton, PA, formerly of McMurray, PA, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on August 13, 2019. Born on August 23, 1979, she was the beloved daughter of William and Diane Corso Shoup, cherished sister to Sarah (Cole) Moody, and loving aunt to Will and Anneliese Moody. She is also survived by her grandmother, Theresa Corso, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Emily was a 1997 graduate of Peters Township High School, and graduated with honors from Penn State University in 2000.  She received her MBA from Penn State in 2009, where she was recognized with the Outstanding Achievement Award in Business Administration. Emily took great pride in her work as a Lead Technical Writer with Unisys Corporation in Malvern, PA. She was the recipient of many achievement awards, as well as being named on a patent application. Emily faced her challenges head-on with humor and determination. Her quick wit and positive attitude will be remembered by all.
A gathering of family and friends will held on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6 PM – 8 PM and Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10 AM until the time of service at 12 PM at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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24 Comments

John Sylvester
  • Aug 19 2019
Love to the entire family in her memory, John and Becki Sylvester
Rob Johnson
  • Aug 19 2019
Mr. and Mrs. Shoup, I don't have the words to express my deepest sympathy for your loss - a loss felt and shared by the entire Unisys community across the U.S. and in fact the world. Emily worked very closely with my Stealth architects and developers, always with an eye to how our customers perceive our products, which provided very useful insights to our engineers. On a more personal note though, Emily was much more than a work colleague to myself and many others here at Unisys. For example, we often met for dinner and drinks when my son, who is a musician, was performing at the local pubs. I know how much support you gave Emily over the last couple of years, but of course that's what parents do. Nothing I or anyone can say will relieve your sorrow, but I will offer what my cousin, who lost her son said to me when my wife and I lost our daughter. You will never get over this, but you can get through it. My prayers and thoughts are with you, Rob Johnson
Mike Flanagan
  • Aug 19 2019
Hi Bill and Diane, My deepest condolences to you and your family. She battled everything that came her way. Mike Flanagan
Murray Rupert
  • Aug 19 2019
So sorry for such an untimely loss. I did not know Emily but I know her Father’s wit and so I feel that I knew her in some way. Her departure leaves a hole in this world for all.
Jared Poetter
  • Aug 19 2019
Emily wasn't just a coworker, she was family. She always knew how to make anyone laugh and smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jared Poetter [Eagan, Minnesota Unisys Office]
Steve McGill
  • Aug 19 2019
Bill and Diane: I am so sorry to hear of your daughter's passing after her valiant battle with cancer. I will be keeping you and your extended family in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you are comforted, in small part, by her achievements, humor, and positive attitude though I know that very little will be able to quiet the sorrows you are feeling.
Frank Muto
  • Aug 19 2019
Bill and Diane, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at Emily’s passing. Hopefully her strength and courage will be an example to all. Sincerely, Frank and Mary Theresa Muto
Jim & Sue Stenson
  • Aug 19 2019
Bill and Diane, Sue and I are without words in expressing our sympathy on Emily's passing. I know the last time we spoke how proud you were of both your daughters and their achievements. Please know that Sue and I will keep you and your family in our prayers during this difficult time.
Marty and Gretchen Johns
  • Aug 19 2019
Emily was always brave and courageous in every battle she faced. She took each hardship in stride, like it was just the next thing to do. She was also one of the most thoughtful people we knew, especially her amazing talent for giving just the right gift. We were blessed to be her friends over the last 25 years.
dave and sharon gates
  • Aug 19 2019
We are so sorry for your family's loss. Although we did not know Emily we can't imagine that she wouldn't have been a wonderful young lady to have been raised by such terrific parents. To Bill and Diane our heartfelt prayers go to you, we can't imagine your loss. Becky and Ron Gohn were kind enough to forward this sad news. Dave and Sharon Gates (IUP)
Jane B. Allen
  • Aug 19 2019
Dear Shoup Family... It is with a heavy heart that I send my deepest condolences on the loss of your precious Emily. She achieved so much in her 39 years. It was touching reading the wonderful tributes to her truly accomplished life. As you face the days ahead may you find some measure of comfort knowing you are surrounded with hugs, love and prayers.
EC Selinsky
  • Aug 20 2019
Bill and Diane, words cannot express the heartfelt love and sympathy we courageously share with you and yours. Emily undoubtedly touched the lives of many people throughout her life, the reflection of her determination and will to achieve the goals set before her are a mirror image of the lover and care that your family gave and continue to put forward. Let the Lord's grace and everlasting love strengthen you and yours now and forever. Our deepest condolence, M/M E. Charles Selinsky
Mark Vallevand
  • Aug 20 2019
I will miss Emily. She was a wonderful person to work with. Everyone who knew her will miss her.
Rick Klingensmith
  • Aug 20 2019
Bill and Diane, So sorry to hear about Emily. Kathy and I offer our sincere condolences in this difficult time in your lives. Rick & Kathy Klingensmith
Dennis & Debbie Beech
  • Aug 20 2019
Bill and Diane, our hearts go out to you and your family. Although we don’t know exactly what to say, we want you to know that we are with you in thought and prayer and wish you comfort and peace as you remember Emily. Our condolences to you and your family.
Doni Riddle
  • Aug 22 2019
Bill and Diane, Tammy and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We too have lost too many loved ones to Cancer. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thought and prayers will be with you in this most difficult time. Doni
Troy McHenry
  • Aug 22 2019
I can remember meeting Emily when her family first moved to McMurry in the mid 1990's. During the ~25 years I knew Emily she was always headstrong and a spitfire with a very quick wit. Incredibly beautiful inside and out. She was the first girl I ever kissed and taught be how to be a doting boyfriend while balancing having a healthy fear of her father. We stayed in touch as we went our separate ways, usually exchanging Christmas cards and we would try to connect the few times I was in Philadelphia. I'm incredibly sad we weren't able to meet when I was there two years ago and sadder still I didn't have a chance to say goodbye. My father always thought the world of her and would tease her and she could always dish it right back. I'd like to think they are spending some long overdue time together now catching up. All my love to her entire family.
Bob McKeever
  • Aug 22 2019
Bill, Sorry, cannot express the sadness I feel for you in this moment of your tragedy.
Ganesh Subramanian
  • Aug 23 2019
My deep condolences. Emily was a very energetic colleague, passionate about work. She will be missed. My prayers for the family to cope with this loss.
Niveditha
  • Aug 23 2019
“And then I heard the angel say, ‘She’s with you every day.’” -My deepest condolence.
Allie Feehery
  • Aug 23 2019
I had the pleasure of taking care of Emily in Exton, PA. She was an amazing person and always so happy. I loved seeing her, she really made my day brighter. I wish all the best to her family and her wonderful mother who I also had the pleasure of knowing.
Rebecca Rhines
  • Aug 23 2019
Emily was a wonderful colleague at Unisys while I was there. She was always willing to help me when I didn't know how to do something. Her warmth and positivity will be greatly missed as well as her extensive depth of technical knowledge. I am sending prayers and loving thoughts to you, her family.
Janet Tucker
  • Sep 5 2019
Our deepest sympathies. Janet Tucker and family and John and Michael Jacobs
Camille Toth
  • Sep 8 2019
Diane and Bill, gone from here but forever in your memories. Although I wasn't able to know this generation of the Corso family, I can't imagine your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family. Camille Toth
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