Charles Benton Schumacher, 95, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, at his home in Seneca, S.C.
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Born April 18, 1917, in Cleveland, Mr. Schumacher was a fireman for 35 years with Willoughby Hills Fire Dept. and a fire chief for 22 years. He helped institute state paramedic legislation in 1976.
He was an accomplished artist, loved golf, fishing, music, books and traveling with his beloved wife of 69 years, Shirley.
Survivors are his children, Joy (Craig) Lanese of Chardon, Jane Kata of Mentor, Susan (Donald) Graf of Medina and Charles (Desi) Schumacher of Seneca, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Schumacher; sister, Joyce Andreano; granddaughter, Amy (Lanese) Youell; and son-in-law, John Kata.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Schumacher to Cottingham House Hospice, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, SC 29672.
Arrangements by Woodlawn Funeral Home, 864-244-0978.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Mar. 15, 2013