Eric Richard Schumann
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AGE: 55 • formerly of Byram Twp.
Eric Richard Schumann, 55, of Cary, NC, formerly of Waterloo Village, in Byram Township, NJ, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, at his home in Cary. Eric was born in 1957 in Newton, NJ, to the late Frederick John Schumann and Irma Ann Nagy Schumann. He was a graduate of the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ, and attended Case Western Reserve University. Eric was a 6-year veteran of the US Navy, where he served in Guam for 4 years as an electronics technician. After leaving the Navy, Eric earned his BSEE degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and then his Masters in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University, with a major in antenna technology and electromagnetic compatibility. Eric was employed with IBM for over 17 years. Eric enjoyed being physically active and being out in nature—hiking and biking were his favorites. He loved the Jersey shore and the Wrightsville Beach NC area and grew to also love the mountains, especially the area around Blowing Rock, NC. Eric had a huge network of friends, family, and colleagues and had a great love for animals.
Eric was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick John Schumann and Irma Ann Nagy Schumann, and his beloved Aunt "Sis" Lillian E. Schumann. He is survived by his companion, Virginia "Ginny" Fox of Durham, NC; sister, Anne Schumann of Manhattan, NY; brothers, Jack Schumann and wife, Mary Beth of Mountain Lakes, NJ, and Frederick Joseph Schumann and wife, Cindy of Roxbury, NJ; and many nieces; nephews; and countless friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday, March 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home, 33-31 Main Street, Netcong N.J. 07857-1103. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 23, at 10:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Stanhope Union Cemetery. Messages of condolences may be sent to (www.NetcongFuneral.com). Memorials may be made to SecondChanceNC.org, 6003 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 133, Raleigh, NC 27607; or NC Veterinary Medical Foundation, Inc., 1060 William Moore Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Published in Daily Record on Mar. 20, 2013