2017-07-05 / Obituaries

Emily Schuman

Emily Hinkley Schuman, 94, of Roxbury passed away on Friday, July 1, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Emily was born on May 13, 1923, daughter of the late Archie and Elsie (Sanford) Hinkley in Halcottsville. On August 26, 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, Andrew Schuman, at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury. He passed away on November 23, 2010 after they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Emily started school in a one-room school house in Halcottsville and later the new school building at Roxbury Central School. She then moved to New Jersey to work at Curtiss Wright Airplane Manufacturing. She returned to Roxbury and married Andrew where they began their family on the Schuman farm. Emily retired from the U.S. Post Office in Roxbury as Post Master in 1985. Emily was also a Girl Scout leader and lifetime member of the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church. Emily and Andy camped all across the United States and Canada and every summer enjoyed camping and boating with family and friends at Northampton Beach. Emily also loved bird watching and gardening.

Emily is survived by her older sister, Doris Stahl; her children, Tom and Irene Schuman of Meridale, Jane and Larry Cammer of Oneonta, James and Brooke Schuman of Lanesville, Steve and Maryellen Schuman of Roxbury, and David and Jennifer Schuman of Roxbury; grandchildren, Jenny and Vic Harmyk, Tracy and Tim Purcell, Rick and Andi Cammer, Kelly and John Cleary, Andy Schuman, Cathy and Damian Porter, Beth and Erick McLaughlin, Deseree and Rob Furman, Nevada, Amelia, and Sarah Schuman; step grandchildren, Kristen Wasserstrom, Jessica and Audry Rappleyea, Justin and Tony Bonanno, Geoffrey Sickler; great grandchildren, Taylor, John and Michael Cammer, Sean and Daniel Cleary, Lara Schuman, Calleigh and Mac Porter, Noelle and Colton McLaughlin, Darla and David Furman, and soon-to-be-born Baby Harymk; step great grandchildren, Geoffrey and Allyson Rappleyea and Ashley and Adam Bonanno. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Hazel Mead.

A calling hour will be held on Sunday, July 9 at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury with a funeral service immediately following at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Dykstra officiating. Committal will follow at the Roxbury Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Fund, 53613 State Route 30, Roxbury, NY or the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church, 53837 State Route 30, Roxbury, NY.

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