Gregory Alan Schumacher
February 06, 1958 ‒ November 30, 2017
Gregory A. Schumacher, 59, of Sunbury lost his four-year battle with brain cancer on Thursday afternoon, November 30, 2017 at the Ohio Living Sarah Moore Home surrounded by his loving family.
Greg worked 30 years as a geologist for the State of Ohio, Division of Geological Survey. His love and passion for geology started when he was a young boy and never waned. His other passions included his family, military history, do-it-yourself projects, and all living creatures, especially cats. He was a founding member of Spay and Neuter Abandoned Cats and Kittens, Inc., a nonprofit organization.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 30 years, Rita; son, Joseph Benjamin; his mother, Mary; brother, Mike (Candy) and several nieces and nephews.
Greg was preceded in death by his father, Tony.
Greg fought this terrible disease with courage, dignity, a positive spirit, and determination. The family would like to thank Greg’s neuro-oncologist, Dr. Mohamed Hamza and his staff, the Ohio Health Hospice care team, and Ohio Living Sarah Moore LTC 3rd floor, for their good care, kindness, and their compassion. We also thank our friends and family who offered support to Greg on this long journey.
Greg was cremated and his ashes will be buried at a later date.
Celebration of life services will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware. Following the services, friends and family are invited to spend additional time together celebrating Greg’s life enjoying a meal including some of his favorite foods – pizza, pie, and cookies in the Snyder Rodman Community Room.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Greg’s memory to Ohio Health Hospice, 180 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 or your favorite animal welfare organization.
The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Schumacher family.
To share a fond memory of Greg or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com