H. Sumner Shumway, 98, of Cresco passed away in his home on Friday, April 15, 2022. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Harold L. and Ruth (Basehore) Shumway. Sumner was the beloved husband of the late Janet (Burgwin) Shumway. Sumner honorably served as a radar technician in the United States Navy during WWII. He very passionately spent time, educating youth about Veterans Affairs; he spoke at many local schools and events. He also served his community as a chaplain for VFW Post #922 and served as a Barret Township board member. Sumner worked for many years as a telecommunications technician for AT&T. Sumner will be remembered for his love of sharing stories and memories with all he encountered. Above all, he was the most active and loving father, with the best Donald Duck voice around.
Survivors: Harold will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Gail Shumway and her husband Bruce Guerdan and Cindy Morgan and her husband George; brother in law, Bruce Burgwin and his wife Flo; daughter in law, Geralyn Shumway; grandchildren, Jennifer Lintzeris and her husband Kostaki, Alison Wong and her husband Jeffrey, Brittany Morgan, Stephanie Guerdan, Christian Guerdan and his wife Nicole, Emily Haas and her husband William and Andrew Guerdan; great grandchildren, Nicholas and Emma Lintzeris and Ava and Alivia Wong and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Sumner is preceded in death by his son, Gary Shumway.
Services: A memorial service at the American Legion Post #922, Spruce Cabin Rd, Cresco, PA 18326 will be announced in the days to come. Bolock Funeral Home of Cresco has been entrusted with arrangements.
Posted online on April 18, 2022