Paul Shumaker

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Orrington - Paul J. Shumaker, 85, husband of Gladys (Parsons) Shumaker, passed away at his home in Orrington this past Saturday evening. He was born April 1, 1937 in Bangor, the son of Francis D. and Helen I. (Parker) Shumaker.

Paul graduated from Brewer High in 1956. He served as a cook in the Army National Guard from '56 to'62 and he worked in the meat industry after school to retirement owning his own meat market from '73 to '87. During retirement he golfed, gardened and crafted gnome walking sticks which he donated to special fundraising causes. Paul played weekly penny poker for 60 years with many great guys over the decades beginning as the youngest and ending as one of the eldest players. Paul was also a member of East Orrington Congregational Church, EOCC, serving in the choir for many years.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Gladys, of Orrington are three children, Eva M. Hopkins (David) of Ellsworth, Paul "Joe" Shumaker (Mary) of Biddeford and Henry D. Shumaker (Cathy) of Holden; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren who all adored him. His love, work ethic and smiles guided us all through our lives; one sibling, Louis Shumaker (Nancy) of Orrington; one sister-in-law, Lorraine Shumaker (Louisiana); several nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by siblings, Irene Mills (Mandred), Don Shumaker (Mary Lee), Barbara Miller (Wally) and Roger Shumaker.

A service honoring Paul's life will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, January 14, 2023 at East Orrington Congregational Church, Orrington with Pastor Carl Schreiber, presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either EOCC, 38 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington, ME 04474 or St. Joseph's Hospice, care of St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 403, Bangor, ME 04402-0403. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, Brewer and Bangor. Messages and memories may be shared with his family on the tribute wall of




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10:00 am
Saturday, January 14, 2023
East Orrington Congragational Church
38 Johnson Mill Road
Orrington, Maine, United States
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Paul Shumaker

1937 - 2023

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