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“Sending our condolences to the entire family. What a legacy he has left behind. May he rest peacefully in the arms of an angel. -Jim and...Read More »
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“My condolences to the Schumer Family in the loss of a wonderful and loving Matriarch who will always be in your hearts.God Bless,Susie Tomasko ”
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“Even though I'm family, reading his life's journey and seeing his legacy in print is truly amazing. So blessed to have had time with him on Earth. ”
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Melvin L Schumer, age 95, passed away peacefully August 20, 2017 surrounded by his 10 children, their spouses and grandchildren.

Mel was born February 27, 1922, the son of Arnold and Lorene Schumer in Perryville Missouri. He served in WWII as a B-24 pilot, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross for his bravery in helping to save his crew after being shot down in Hungary in 1945. He flew a total of 30 missions.

Mel lived most of his life in Youngstown, Ohio, owner of Poland Countryside Furniture which he founded in 1952.

Mel was preceded in death by his beloved Jeanne Lyden Schumer whom he married in 1945. Together they raised 10 children, Karen Schumer, Tequesta, Fla, Melvin Jr., Carrollton, Ohio, John Schumer (Karen Briach), Sandwich, Massachusetts, Greg Schumer (Bowie Rogers), Jupiter, Fla., Margie Schumer Brady (JC Brady), Mooresville NC., Brad Schumer (Gina Calabrese), Poland, Ohio, Jeanne Schumer Kelly (John Kelly), Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Joe Schumer (Mary Kalil), Weidman, Michigan, D. James Schumer, M.D. (Jan Ashton), Columbus, Ohio, Patrick Schumer (Cathy Sarafin), Columbus, Ohio.

Melvin is survived by his 10 children, a brother, Hilary (Delores) Schumer, a sister Roberta Ryan, 21 grandchildren and over 20 great grandchildren.

​There will be a celebration of the life of Mel Schumer​ to be held Friday August 25, 2017 at Old Marsh Golf Club 7500 Old Marsh Rd., Palm Beach Gardens, Florida from 4-6 pm. All are welcome.

Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County or St. John's Villa of Carrollton, Ohio