SHUMAN III, EDWIN ARTHUR, CAPTAIN, USN ( RET), 82, husband, father, patriot, naval aviator, sailor, sportsman, and well-found friend to many, passed on December 3, 2013. His death occurred in Annapolis, Maryland from complications due to a fall on his boat on his way to a goose hunt. Ned was a U.S. Naval Academy graduate class of 1954, served for 34 years and was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for five years. He was awarded the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Gold Stars, the Bronze Star with (V), and the Purple Heart. He was a member of the New York Yacht Club, Annapolis Yacht Club, The Storm Trysail Club, the Cruising Club of America, and the Golden Eagles. He is survived by his wife of 35 years Donna H. Shuman and his children Robert C. Borte III, and spouse Helen Y. Borte; first wife Eleanor Sue Shuman, and his children Edwin A. Shuman IV, and spouse Nancy H. Shuman, Mary Dana S. Giardina, and spouse Tom Giardina, and J. Brant Shuman. He is survived by grandchildren: Michael Shuman and spouse Meredith, Renee Shuman, Robert Shuman, Nicholas Van Wagoner and spouse Caroline, Helen V. Rosemont and spouse Hugo, Hannah Shuman, Sophie Shuman, Lila Borte and Kelly Borte; and great-grandson Robert Thomas Shuman. He is also survived by his siblings Mary S. Russell, Sally S. Smyth, Ann S. Mills, William Boeckeler, John Boeckeler. He is predeceased by Frank Hamlin. A Memorial Mass will be offered by Reverend Patrick Flynn at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 620 N. Bestgate Rd., Annapolis MD. 21401 at 11 am Tuesday December 10th followed by Inurnment at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The US Naval Academy Foundation, 247 King George St, Annapolis, MD 21401 or the Anne Arundel County SPCA. 1815 Bay Ridge Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403 Online condolences may be placed at www.hardestyfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Capital on Dec. 8, 2013