William E. Schumacher
1964 - 2016
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Schumacher, William E.

William E. Schumacher - July 5 ,1964 .- December 8, 2016 Our Beloved Bill went to be with the Lord suddenly and tragically on December 8, 2016. Born to Robert Waldemar Schumacher (Deceased) and Florence Jean (Simmons) Schumacher (Deceased). He is survived by his Son Blake (Amanda) Schumacher, and Daughter Janelle (David) Hurd . Grandchildren William E. Schumacher, Nathaniel E. Schumacher, Gavin Hurd, ArLeighLynn Hurd, ArawreinRose Hurd. Siblings Robin (Gary) Morse, Susan (Tim) Gray , Robert (Brenda) Schumacher and David (Cathy)Schumacher. Several nieces, nephews and many friends. Memorial Services will be held on December 15, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of West Danby 2219 West Danby Road, Spencer New York. Calling hours are from 12-3 with services to immediately follow. Bangs Funeral Home is assisting the family. Bill believed that a man only needs God, family and hard work to succeed in this life. He was a roughneck who stood for God and country and whether you agreed with him or not; you always walked away loving the man. Bill was loved by many and will be greatly missed. So often these are filled with pretty words and eloquent descriptions of life but that was not Bill, he was honest, he was raw, he was real, In his honor if the Lord so lays it upon your heart, reach out to the family or donate to a local charity in his name, because Bill said it best " Do I look like the kinda guy who wants flowers at his funeral?" Isaiah 57:1-2 The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understand that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.

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Published in Ithaca Journal on Dec. 13, 2016.
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December 23, 2016
My deepest Sympathy to all of William's Family & friends. I just read about this on Facebook. It's a horrible, senseless tragedy. I do not know your family or William, but when I saw this, I wanted to express my condolences to your family & friends. I pray for God to give you Peace & strength during this difficult time.
God Bless.
Joanne Grossetto
December 23, 2016
This is very sad. Praying for your family at this time.

James Young Jr
Gethsemane Baptist Church
Syracuse, NY 13205
December 22, 2016
Sorry to hear of such a tragedy, I did not know you but when I heard what happened I felt compelled to light a candle in your memory. Your family will have a heavy heart this holiday season and seasons to come. May your family be comforted by the Holy Spirit which the the Lord left for us. Take comfort in knowing he knew the Lord, for this world is not our home and one day you'll meet again. May the strength of God bless and keep your family.
Lisa Young
December 21, 2016
I came across this on Facebook, so sad and such a tragedy!!! My heart goes out to each one of you!!! May God's loving presence comfort you, His perfect peace restore you, and His promise of eternal life sustain you during this time of loss.
Teresa Chadwell
December 21, 2016
I didn't know Bill, but I'm crying for his family because someone took him from you. But I'm happy for Bill because he certainly is in a much, much better place now... with God and Jesus and the angels (and, most likely, his parents, too).

I pray to our Heavenly Father that your family will be comforted and that your hearts will mend quickly.
Judi Gad
December 21, 2016
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May God make this easy on your family. Keep his amazing spirit alive in your heart, because that's where it will always be.
Attiyah Rodrigues
December 20, 2016
I just read about Bill online and about what happened. I am so sorry for your loss, but grateful to God that he belonged to Him. It is so hard to understand the sovereignty of God at times. I will pray for your peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Carolyn Magnuson
December 20, 2016
We are so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Sending our thoughts, love and prayers from the Powell, Isaacs and Howard family.
Lorraine Howard
December 18, 2016
We are so very sorry to hear of the tragic death of your loved one, Bill. We did not know him personally but knew his father and family years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends, and we pray your memories of Bill will give you comfort and peace in the days to come.
Wayne and Lorraine Pruitt
December 16, 2016
There are angels among us.....
December 15, 2016
I remember Bill as a little boy growing up on Mountain Avenue, playing in the dirt, and helping his Dad in the barn. I hadn't seen him in years, and I am sorry I never got to know him as a grown man. To Robin, Sue, and all of Bills family , My deepest sympathies for this tragic loss in your lives. Prayers and love be with you all.
Melody Howe
December 15, 2016
Love & Prayers to Billy's family, He Loved you all very much.Billy always brightened the room when he stopped by, His beautiful smile & eyes said it all along with his fun lovin harrassment! He was special and will forever be in my heart and never forgotten.
Kathy Warner
December 15, 2016
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Blake, Janelle and the entire Schumacher Family during this difficult time. We will miss him!
Warner's Stoker Stoves & Coal
December 14, 2016
I worked with bill he always had a smile on his face and always made you smile he was a great man and friend he will be greatly missed to his family and friends I am soo sorry for your loss
brandon jones
December 14, 2016
We are sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers go out to the Schumacher Family
Lionel & Julie Fields
December 14, 2016
May you find peace knowing William is home with the lord and may you reflect on your memories with William and find comfort in them to help you through this tragic end of life!!! I'm so sorry for your loss and your family will be in my prayers.
December 14, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 13, 2016
May peace, comfort, and prayers be with Bill, his family and friends.
Someone with a caring heart
December 13, 2016
I am very sorry for your loss. May God bless you and yours always.
Ladd Yost
December 13, 2016
It's so hard to loose a loved one and even harder to loose one to a crime such as this. My heart goes out to the family as you lay your loved one to rest. May you be comforted knowing he is at peace and with the lord. He will be sadly missed... You are all in my thoughts and prayers...
Susan Simons
December 13, 2016
Billy will be missed by all especially he loved everyone and life not a bad bone in his body he always had a good word 2 say or shrug his shoulders when he did not agree he will be sadly missed by all and he will watch over everyone from up above love to everyone and my hopes and prayers are with the whole family and all the friends he will be greatly miss love to all of you
helen milks
December 13, 2016
Sending prayers for healing for Robin and the whole family. So sorry for your loss.
Debbie Parmalee
December 13, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. God bless all of you.
December 13, 2016
Sending Love and Prayers for strength and healing to help you all through this trying time...My heartfelt condolences. I'll always remember Billy's cute smile..and the sparkle in his eyes..very greatful I knew Billy and will miss him a lot.God has a new Angel with a lil wild streak in him! Somebody needs to keep the good Lord on his toes!!! Love you all.XXOO Julie Cornell and family
Julie Cornell
December 13, 2016
My prayers are with your family from me, Billy. Such a kind man you were to everyone. Watch over those who loved you; they need to know you're near. God Bless You.
Debbie Mojica
December 13, 2016
Condolences and love to your family.
Mark Daniels
December 13, 2016
RIP Bill
You will be missed by many, as you watch over your family and friends with the Lord.
Kimberly Evans
December 13, 2016
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
December 13, 2016
Robin... Les and I were saddened to hear of your brothers passing. We send our thoughts and condolences
Denise and Lester Swartz
December 13, 2016
I am numb & sad. Bill was such an excellent friend from the minute Garth introduced us. I will miss him terribly. May the strength of the Lord be with us all.
JoAnne Neild
December 13, 2016
so sorry for your lost,w have worked together for years at emerson.you were a good friend Bill may you rest in peace
Bobbie Prignon
December 13, 2016
This is an incredibly sad time for you all right now. God gives us friends and family to help us through, so rest in His arms as much as you can, turn to family and friends, and know our prayers are constantly with you.
Alison Somogy
December 13, 2016
Sorry to hear of BILLYS Tragic loss HE was a Friend he will be Missed by so many R.I.P Bill.
Gary and Dixie Sullivan
December 13, 2016
Who'da thunk Bill Schumacher to ever be an "angel"?!! What a kind and caring guy that loved his family, faith, and friends. Never without a smile and always friendly and fun. You left too soon, Bill, and we'll never know why, but, you are in a better place and we will all meet up again. Keeping your family and friends in my thoughts, prayers, hugs, and cares. As you watch over them from above, we'll help take care of them on earth. My heartfelt condolences to them all.

All the angels above welcomed the newcomer with open arms.... Heaven, we know, just got a bit nicer...... ~author unknown~
Diane Craig
December 13, 2016
We didn't know Bill well or spend much time with him but that wasn't necessary to know what a great person he was. Your family has our deepest sympathies.
Michele & Patrick Conrad
December 13, 2016
Sending our heartfelt condolences to Bill's family and friends during this very difficult time. Bill was a caring, loving, funny person whom would give the shirt off his back. We are so sad of your passing. You are now an Angel among us.
Jim and Kathy Roberts
December 13, 2016
Praying for comfort for your family
Someone who Cares
December 13, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Bill was an amazing friend and he was such a loving caring guy.
Stacey Moses
December 13, 2016
I can't believe how tragic this was. My condolences to the family.
David Sweet
December 13, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless you all.
Lorraine Hendrickson
December 12, 2016
So very sorry for your loss! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
Stephanie Kieffer
December 12, 2016
So going to miss you. We may not have seen each other everyday but always new we were there for each other if ever needed. Forever in our hearts and always in our thoughts Love ya!
Rene &Jim Shaver
December 12, 2016
My heart mourns for you and your family.
Amanda Shaw
December 12, 2016
So sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are sent to the family.
Lorri Eastman
December 12, 2016
Our condolences and sympathy to the family of Bill. Find peace in God's love.
Vicki and Bub Compton
December 12, 2016
Very well said. God bless
December 12, 2016
Robin sorry for your loss he must have been a great person
Sue Lawton
December 12, 2016
Our sympathies go out to this family. They have always been close and love each other so much. Everything I read about Bill is exactly as I remembered him. Cherish your memories, never stop saying "I love you" to family or giving hugs you never know when it may be the last time. Sending hugs now and prayers for everyone. April and Judi (Bennett) Roberts
April Roberts
December 12, 2016
Bill was a friend of my family and I. I spent some beautiful Christmas moments with him and some everyday life moments as well. He was a very good man, and I was in disbelief when I heard this news. I am praying for all his family and friends.
Steve Gorney
December 12, 2016
Words cannot express how saddened I am about the sudden and tragic loss of Billy. My heart goes out to his family....Billy and I were in a wedding party together when he was a young boy. I will always remember his blonde hair, light blue tuxedo and great personality. Peace be with him and his family.
Donna Ferraro
December 12, 2016
To Bill's family. Our hearts went out to you as soon as we heard the shocking news. We didn't know Bill very well, but used to shake hands and chat a bit about every Sunday. His empty seat will always be a reminder that he has gone on ahead to be with the Lord. We know he was well loved and will be sorely missed by so many. We will continue to pray for the peace of Christ to be in you all in the days ahead and until we all meet again.
Randy and Lori Wilhide
December 12, 2016
My heart and prayers our with the family. You are in God's loving arms.
Anna Quick
December 12, 2016
I send my prayers, thoughts, love and hugs to all of you right now. I have memories growing up with pretty much all of you in it. Our cass hill family ❤ Fly high Bill until we meet again!
Kristin Brown benjamin
December 12, 2016
R.I.P heaven received another amazing angel fly high
December 12, 2016
Will definitely be missed. Such a lovable kind honest gentleman fly high my friend and save a space for me in heaven.
Carmen Applegarth
December 12, 2016
Such a tragic circumstance, yet you can really feel God's love in all of this! My warm thoughts and prayers to his whole family.
December 12, 2016
Bill was a great cousin and kept busy he was a kind of guy you could talk to and know he would not tell anyone what you talked about and didn't judge people for what ever they did or looked like God Bless Him .please know I will always have you all in my prayers.
Linda Schumacher
December 12, 2016
Bill will be missed by all, that is for sure. He was always so happy and just a really, really good person. My heart and prayers go out to Bill's family. May you find some peace during this trying time.
Debb (Dammeir-Roberts) Teribury
December 12, 2016
So so sorry to hear of Bill's tragic and untimely passing. Truly gone to soon! I worked with Bill at EPT in Ithaca. I remember him well --- nice guy. My heart goes out to the family at this very difficult time.
Gloria Larkin
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