Donald L. Shumaker, 74

MAY 9, 1938-DEC. 10, 2012

December 11, 2012
  • Shumaker

Donald “Don” Lee Shumaker, 74, of Boonsboro, Md., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at his home while surrounded by his loving family.

Born on May 9, 1938, in Keedysville, Md., he was a son of the late John W. and Florence L. (Long) Shumaker.

Don had been employed for over 20 years with Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, where he worked as a machinist.

Don was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.

He was a member of Boonsboro Family Worship Center.

Don was past-president of First Hose Company of Boonsboro and Past Grand of the Potomac Lodge 31 Fraternal Order of Odd Fellows in Hagerstown. He was also a member of AMVETS Post 10 in Hagerstown: the Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 in Boonsboro; the Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 in Williamsport; the United Auto Workers Union Local 171; the Washington County Fire Police; and also was a member of the Citizen’s Patrol in Boonsboro.


He is survived by his wife, B. Elizabeth “Liz” (Palmer) Shumaker; two daughters, Brenda L. Kefauver and Crystal L. Shumaker, both of Boonsboro; one sister, N. Lorraine Moore of Keedysville; two grandchildren, Rev. Bradley Kefauver and wife, Kellie, of Boonsboro, and Brittany (Kefauver) Jones and husband, Travis, of Raleigh, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Jordan, Sydnie and Daniel. He is also survived by his loving dog, Darlin’.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Shumaker and a sister, Dolores L. Holder.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Boonsboro Family Worship Center, 7605 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. Rev. Bradley M. Kefauver and Rev. Jack C. Payne Jr. will officiate. Final resting ceremonies will follow at the Boonsboro Cemetery with military honors being rendered by the Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 of Boonsboro.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or the First Hose Company of Boonsboro, 5 Saint Paul St., Boonsboro MD 21713.

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