Samuel A. Shuman
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Shuman Samuel A. Shuman, age 89, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Graduate of Burnham High School, Burnham, PA and Penn State University, Class of 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Veteran U. S. Army Infantry, Second Lieutenant. He joined Speer Mechanical (formerly Julian Speer Company) in 1957. He built the organization into one of Ohio's leading mechanical contractors, serving as President through the mid 1990's, continuing as an Advisory Board member until his death. Member of Overbrook Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder; he was a longtime member of the Columbus Maennerchor and a past Board Member; he was active for many years with the Mechanical Contractor's Assoc. of Central Ohio serving on the Board, as President, and on many committees. He was active for many years in the Mechanical Contractors Assoc. of America as a Board member and Past President. He was active for many years with the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, serving on the Board as Past President and a Cornerstone Award recipient. He was also a member of the President's Club at Penn State University. Avid tennis player into his early 80's. Preceded in death by wife Sara Lewis Shuman and daughter Kimberly A. Shuman. Survived by wife, Joyce; sons, Dennis (Nancy) of Dublin, Michael (Jocelyn) of Westerville, and Randal (Beth) of Garden Valley, ID; step-children, D. Timothy (Karen) Huey, Douglass (Sandy) Huey, and Dana (Robert) Nichols; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Minnie Evelyn Blazer; many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at SOUTHWICK-GOOD & FORTKAMP FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3100 N. High St., Sunday 3-6 p.m. Funeral service Monday, 11 a.m. at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Rev. William Gause, officiating. Interment Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions if desired may be made to Overbrook Presbyterian Church.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Apr. 13 to Apr. 17, 2016.
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May 16, 2016
I just noticed the passing of Austin and wish to express my appreciation for the work that he did in organizing the reunions for the Harper family in Burnham, PA. I wish I had known sooner.
Elliott Harper
April 22, 2016
Dennis, I had the pleasure of working with your Father when he was the MCAA President. He was an admirable man. You have my deepest sympathy.
Bill Lugaila
Bill Lugaila
April 22, 2016
Dennis, I had the pleasure of working with your father when he was the MCAA President. He was always an admirable man. You have my sympathy.
Bill Lugaila
April 19, 2016
Joyce, Sam always had a smile on his face and I have a feeling you may have been a big part of the reason it was there. It seemed like you two were getting such a kick out of life. Such a great way to be. My heart is with you.
Debbie Gebolys
April 18, 2016
Mike...Dennis and sincere condolences to one and all....Daddy Sam as I affectionately called him was always so good to me....He will be missed by many but many will have fond memories of him.....RIP Daddy Sam
Lynn Tomlin-Gulley
April 18, 2016
Dennis & the entire Shuman Family:

I am saddened by Sam's passing. He was an outstanding leader, and from my direct knowledge, particularly as a leader within the mechanical contracting community. His extensive contributions are the ones that are continuing to be built upon.

I will not forget this remarkable gentleman!

Frederick S. Oyer, Past MCAA Board Member, Past MCA Chicago President
Frederick Oyer
April 17, 2016
Mike, Dennis, and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Sam. He was a special guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Sam.
Ron Stein
April 17, 2016
Dennis, Our thoughts are with you and your family during this sorrowful time.
April 16, 2016
Rest in peace and in the hands of the Lord Mr. Shuman. Our prayers are with your wife and your entire family.
Phil and Lisa McEvoy
April 14, 2016
My Uncle Austin was a great man, father, husband, and brother to my mother Minnie Evelyn. He filled a void in our lives at a young age and was always present in our decisions to live right. He was a voice I would always look forward to hear and I will forever miss him.
David Blazer
April 14, 2016
I'm so sorry to hear of Sam's passing.
Samuel Shuman
April 13, 2016
Dennis, Mike and family:

I was so saddened this morning to learn of Sam's passing. He was a wonderful leader of people and a great mentor to a young industry engineer. It is impossible for me to tell you how often I consider Sam's training as I work day-to-day. In fact, I smile each time I look at the MCA estimating guide and see the piping details Jim Jefferson and I did on Sam's behalf. I will miss him, and our industry will have a void without his leadership. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and the broader 'Speer Family.'
Mark Taylor
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