Rudolf A. “Rudy” Schumacher, 82, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of Holland, Mich., passed away peacefully Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.
He was born Dec. 15, 1931, in Queens Borough of New York City, N.Y., to Anni and Johanne Schumacher.
Rudy, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, was a technology engineer, and worked four years with Bell Labs, and 27 years with IBM, before retiring. A part-time resident of Port Charlotte since 2003, Rudy became a full-time resident in August 2013. He enjoyed many activities, but none more than those with his family. Rudy will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy (nee Boer) Schumacher; sons, Robert (Lisa) Schumacher and Richard Schumacher; daughter, Karen (Tim) Cockayne; 10 grandchildren, Chris, Paul, Kelly, Daniel, Michael, Jane and Bill Schumacher, and Matthew, Elliot and Peter Cockayne; brothers, Henry (Doris) Schumacher and August (Erika) Schumacher; stepson, Marlin (Laurie) Boer, stepdaughter, Melissa (Eric) Haas; four step-grandchildren, Todd Marten, Jonathan Andrew, Lisette and Morgan Boer; and many extended family members. In addition to his parents, Rudy was preceded in death by his first wife, Elsie.
A Memorial service celebrating Rudy’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, at South Port Square’s Town Center Hall in Port Charlotte. Further services and burial will be held at a later date in Holland, and in Newington, Conn. Friends may visit www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.