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John Wendall Schumacher


John Wendall Schumacher, born June 15, 1925, to Paul Erwin Schumacher and Lillian Schreve Mayo Schumacher, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and loving caregivers on May 4, 2023. John was born and raised in Ansonia, until he enlisted during World War II in the United States Marine Corps. He entered the USMC on August 3, 1943, and trained at Paris Island. He became proficient in communications, artillery and was recognized as a sharp shooter. As a Corporal, he participated in active operations on Leyte Island in the Philippines, and was recipient of the Philippine Liberation Medal with two Battle Stars. After serving his country, John was honorably discharged. John married his beloved wife, Ruth, on Feb. 25, 1967, and came to settle in Essex. They were active members of St. John’s Episcopal Church where he enjoyed his passion of singing in the choir. He had long careers with both the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Essex Town Hall. He always had a large smile and welcomed conversation. John was predeceased by his wife Ruth; and his son Mark. He is survived by his daughter Paula Welter (husband Curt); sons, John Schumacher III (wife Janet), Don Schumacher (wife Christine) and Eric Schumacher (Chris); daughter-in-law Linda Schumacher; and many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Main Street, Essex, with Interment at Riverview Cemetery, North Main Street, Essex, after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 422, Essex, CT 06426.

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Uncle John you lived to 97 years old that's remarkable and incredible. You had a great life you traveled the world you have lots of kids your own kids your grandkids great grandkids. You were very good to my father your brother Paul who they called Butch you were his big brother. You were good to him and us kids. When you came to our house on 275 Wakelee Avenue we were all glad to see you and be around you. Rest in peace and may God bless your soul. I love you Uncle Johnny from Lisa Lynn Virginia Schumacher Livingston

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Rene Schumacher
Rene Schumacher
May 12, 2023

RIP uncle Johnny.....you were always so much fun to be around when we were kids, always loved when you visited.

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