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Gaylord Shumaker

December 12, 1934 August 2, 2008
Gaylord Shumaker
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Obituary for Gaylord Shumaker

Gaylord (Buck) Shumaker, 73, of Rogersville, Pa. died at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 2, 2008 in the UPMC-Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh after battling a cancer related illness for the past year. He was born December 12, 1934 in Washington County (Clover Hill) Pa. a son of the late Clair Elmer and Elsie Ann March Shumaker and had resided in the Bentleyville area for several years prior to moving to Rogersville in 1974. Mr. Shumaker was a member of the National Rifle Association and the American Bison Association and was a member of the former Elks Club in Waynesburg. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed shooting sporting clays and recently developed a hobby of making custom knives and was an avid supporter of Greene County 4-H and valued the time he spent with his grandchildren. Mr. Shumaker was a former employee of Black Top Paving Co. and R.G. Johnson and retired in 2002 as the owner and operator of Shumaker Construction after 33 years. His early years of business concentrated on general construction and was last employed for 20 years as the contractor for the Bailey and Enlow Mines. He also raised bison for several years and was the owner and operator of the former 84 and Rogersville Gun Shops for a combined 15 years. On August 21, 1964 he married Donna Jean Flanigan who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Melinda, wife of Robert White of Glen Easton, W.Va. and Kara, wife of Jason Moore of Fairview, W.Va.; one sister, Marcelle Kahl of Bentleyville; three grandchildren, Samantha and Kody White and Karson Moore. Deceased are two brothers, Kenneth and Harry (Honey) Shumaker; one sister, Ruth Duvall. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Greene Co. 4-H Scholarship Fund to be established in his name.

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