Harvey William Shumaker, 80, of Brimfield, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2012.|
Harvey was born on October 1, 1931, in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Akron's South High School in 1949 and received his bachelor's degree and several post graduate degrees from Kent State University.
He served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1950-1953 in the H Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment and 1st Marine Division FMF during the Korean War. He proudly served his country in combat at Inchon, Seoul, Chosin Reservoir and several other locations. He remained active throughout his life with Marine Combat Veterans organizations and reunions.
Harvey spent his career as a well known and respected History and English teacher at Coventry and Hudson High Schools, where he encouraged his students to excel. In retirement, he enjoyed spending time and reminiscing with his friends at their Wednesday morning breakfasts of retired teachers and administrators; and reunions with South High School buddies; Wayne Schroyer, Jim Waickman, Bill Bessler, Frank Vaccaro and Dave VanDusen. Reading was a passion for Harvey and he was a regular library patron. He was an avid historian and immensely enjoyed genealogical research and belonged to numerous Historical Societies.
Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey W. and Zura (Gomer) Shumaker. He is survived by his sister, Roberta Shumaker (of Akron), and his beloved family: nephews, Steve (Carol) Rodenbucher, Joe (Kathy) Rodenbucher; nieces, Jackie Rodenbucher, Sheri Combs; grandnieces, Allie, Rachel, Megan and Katie.
The family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff at Mulberry Gardens for all their help, care and support.
An interment with military honors will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. Memorial donations may be made to the Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main Street, Kent, Ohio 44240. (ADAMS MASON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 330-535-9186)
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Mar. 22 to Mar. 25, 2012