OLEAN, N.Y. - Paul A. Schuman of 741 Garden Ave. passed away Friday (July 12, 2013) at The Absolut of Allegany.
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Mr. Schuman was born Jan. 20, 1935, and was raised in Allegany on the South Nine Mile Road. He is the son of Herbert and Loretta Demel Schuman. On April 26, 1958, at St. Mary of the Angels Church, he married Marilyn Haggerty, who survives.
He was a 1953 graduate of Allegany Central School and in 1955 enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served until 1958. He then served two years for the N.Y.S. Guard. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and had been employed as a truck driver for most of his life having worked for several companies, including Associated Transport and North American. In retirement, he worked for the City of Olean as a parking attendant from 2000 to 2012.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Church, was an avid euchre player and was a NASCAR fan.
Surviving, besides his wife, are three children, Sandra (Michael) Lyons, Mark (Margaret) Schuman and Paula (Pete) Dandrea, all of Olean; seven grandchildren, Kristin (Ryan) Gustason, Michael (Brigette Duvall) Lyons Jr., Kari (Dana) Jennings, Brock (Melissa Wilkinson) Lyons, Miranda Schuman, Jillian (Daryl) Rose and Derek Dandrea; five great-grandchildren; and two cousins whom he loved as brothers, Thomas Schuman and Clair (Janet) Schuman, both of Allegany.
Friends will be received at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Angels Church. The Rev. Gregory Dobson, pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery with full military honors being accorded by the Allegany American Legion Ritual Team.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary of the Angels Church.
Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com
Casey Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
3128 Nys Route 417 W
Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Bradford Era from July 15 to July 21, 2013