OBITUARY

Roy W. Schumann

October 24, 1923November 7, 2018
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Roy Wesley Schumann, 95, affectionately known as “Rusty” or “Red”, died at home on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. He was born in Hartford to the late Robert and Leta (Bigoness) Schumann, on October 24, 1923. Roy was predeceased by his wife, Ruth E. (Hills) Schumann, R.N., with whom he spent 25 happy years of marriage prior to her death in 1987. Roy grew up in Hartford and Wethersfield and lived in Wethersfield most of his adult life. He treasured childhood visits to Middlefield, Mass. Upon graduation from Wethersfield High School, Roy worked at SNET before entering military service during WWII in the Army Air Corps. He continued a lifelong career at SNET and retired as a Central Office Foreman. Roy was an avid collector of many things and had a wide variety of interests. He built several houses, flew planes, and insisted on repairing his own roof into his 80s. Roy will forever be remembered by four daughters, Lisa Hotchkin and her companion Eddie Tillinghast, of Windsor Locks, Nancy Schumann of Windsor, R.M. Ozanne (Elisabeth) Schumann, O.S.B. of Bethlehem and Amy Schumann of Wethersfield; two sons, Mark Schumann of Cleveland, OH, and Kurt Schumann and his wife Jodi Palmieri of Stratford; a daughter-in-law Judy Schumann of Cleveland, OH and a son-in-law, Kirk Hotchkin of Bristol; ten grandchildren, Brian, Nicole and Connor Hotchkin; Adele, Benjamin, Andrew and Grace Schumann; and Samuel, Margaret, and Natasha Schumann; a brother Alan Schumann and his wife Lee of Old Saybrook, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a brother Len and sister Arlene. A celebration of his life will be at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield, on Tuesday, November 13 at 10:45 am. Friends are welcome to arrive at 10:15 am. Burial with military honors will immediately follow at Village Cemetery, Wethersfield. Calling hours will be Monday, November 12, from 4 pm to 7 pm at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in Roy’s memory may be sent to the Abbey of Regina Laudis, O.S.B., 273 Flanders Rd, Bethlehem, CT 06751 or the Wethersfield Historical Society, 150 Main St, Wethersfield, CT 06109. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Lisa Hotchkin, Daughter
  • Nancy Schumann, Daughter
  • R.M. Ozanne (Elisabeth) Schumann O.S.B., Daughter
  • Amy Schumann, Daughter
  • Mark Schumann, Son
  • Kurt Schumann, Son

Services

  • Public Visitation Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Calling Hour Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • Burial Tuesday, November 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Roy W. Schumann

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