F. Carl "Skip" Schumacher Jr.

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Schumacher, F. Carl Jr. F. Carl Skip Schumacher Jr. died quietly at his home surrounded by family and friends, after a mercifully brief struggle with pulmonary cancer, the night of Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Skip was born May 5, 1943 in St. Louis to F. Carl Schumacher and Althea Hickey Schumacher. He attended Rowan Woods Elementary, then St. Louis Country Day School, from which he graduated in 1961. He has a Bachelor's degree from Trinity College in Connecticut, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He first went into the family insurance business, Hickey Mitchell, then spent over a decade as a trust officer at Boatmen's Bank, which eventually became Bank of America. He then started a small financial business, officially retiring in 2016. He was active in many organizations, including Jefferson Barracks, the VA, the USS Pueblo Veteran's Association, and the POW/MIA Association, and continued to educate himself with classes at Washington University, bible study, book club, et cetera. Most notably, Skip was a prisoner of war while serving in the Navy as Operations Officer on the U.S.S. Pueblo, which was captured in 1968 by North Korea. His stalwart refusal to give in to the North Koreans, maintaining strength and even a muchneeded sense of humor, supported the rest of the crew such that he was awarded a Silver Star on the recommendation of his captain, Commander Lloyd Pete Bucher. He also earned a Purple Heart, a POW medal, two Bronze Stars, and several other medals for his service. Skip, along with most of his extended family, enjoyed summers in Charlevoix, Michigan from the time he was a boy. It was there that he met his wife of 35 years, Anna Marie Andy Hill Schumacher, whom he loved and cared for until her death in 2017. He is survived by his step-daughter, Irene Allen of St. Louis, his son, John Schumacher of Washington, D.C., his sister Nancy Dennis of Portland, Oregon and many other friends and family. In addition to being an American hero, Skip was a steadfast everyday hero, and was adored and will be dearly missed by everyone he knew. Services: A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Church of St. Michael and St. George, 6345 Wydown at Ellenwood, Clayton on Monday, May 21, at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends in the Great Hall following the service. Private interment with full military honors at Bellefontaine Cemetery. A SERVICE OF THE LUPTON CHAPEL

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from May 18 to May 20, 2018
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