GEORGE F. SHUMAN

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SHUMAN--George F., 91, former Postmaster, New York City, World War II Veteran. West Yarmouth, MA - George F. Shuman passed away on July 15, 2013. He was a native of Northumberland, PA. He was employed by the US Postal Service for forty years. He entered the Postal Service in Harrisburg, PA, as a Railway Mail Clerk. Mr. Shuman served as a Postal Inspector in New Hampshire, and Boston, MA, in the 1960's, and as District Manager in the 1970's. In 1973, he became Assistant Regional Postmaster General in the Northeast Region. From 1979 until his retirement in 1985, he was District Manager and Postmaster for New York City, the largest post office in the world. In 1984, Mr. Shuman was named Postmaster of the Year by the Postmaster General. During World War II, he served in the US Army as a Warrant Officier in the Southwest Pacific Theatre of Operations. During his 30 years on Cape Cod he was active in the Osterville Men's Club, where he served on the Scholarship committee for 18 years. Mr. Shuman is survived by his wife, the former Joan Natvig. He has five daughters, one son, and two stepdaughters. He leaves nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Published in The New York Times on July 22, 2013
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