William Milton Schumm 1921-2021

GIRARD — William Milton Schumm, 99, of Girard, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the comfort of his home.

William was born July 30, 1921, in McDonald, Ohio, a son of William Mercer and Rosalie Schoffstall Schumm.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

William worked as a utility analyst for U.S. Steel for 39 years, retiring in 1980.

He was a member of the Girard First Christian Church, Western Reserve Fish and Game, was former assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America Troop 47 and served as president of the Girard Senior Citizens club for many years.

William enjoyed camping, canoeing, boating, fishing, hunting, traveling and photography. He was a handyman, could repair almost any household item and often invented his own house and yard tools.

He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Dr. James W. (TiTi McNeill) Schumm of Lakewood Ranch, Fla.; grandson, Richard W. (Patty Pepper) Schumm of Niles; and a great-grandson, Richard Mitchell Schumm.

William was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Schumm, whom he married Aug. 30, 1941, and who passed away Oct. 14, 2016; his sons, Charles and Richard Schumm; daughter-in-law, Dr. Marsha J. Betley; and sister, Leah Mae Schumm.

A private committal service will be held at a later date.

William will be laid to rest in Tod Homestead Cemetery, next to his wife. William’s request was that any memorial contributions be made to Marsha J. Betley Memorial Fund, University of Wisconsin, 550 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706.

Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any expressions of sympathy to the Schumm family.

(special notice)