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Erik Lorence Schumacher

Obituary for Erik Lorence Schumacher

December 2, 1941 - April 25, 2020
Parma Heights, Ohio | Age 78

Cherished Father and Grandfather

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Erik Lorence Schumacher, age 78, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020, surrounded by family. Former husband and dear friend of the late Joedy. Loving father to Diana Lynne, Tammy Michelle (Don), and the late Heidi Suzanne. Cherished grandfather of Austin Lee, the late Haily Marie, Joshua Michael, numerous grand-kitties, and grand-dogs "Cooper" and "Colby." Loving brother to Linda Jose (the late Alfredo) and Paul Schumacher (Laurie). Uncle and friend of many. Erik was a graduate of Parma Senior High School and Kent State University. He taught for many years in the Parma City School District and retired in 1992. Erik was an active and integral member of Divinity Lutheran Church where he participated in choir and handbell choir. Much of Erik's spare time was devoted to helping others. He was known as "Mister Fix It." There wasn't anything Erik couldn't master. Many family, friends and church members benefited from his extensive knowledge when it came to fixing things. Erik also had an extraordinary ability when it came to baking. He had an enormous sweet tooth which was satisfied with the many delicious desserts he made. Erik was passionate about antique and classic cars. Every year, he attended the Father's Day Car Show at Stan Hywet Hall in Akron. Erik was also an amazing amateur photographer. He photographed many special occasions for family, friends and his former classmates. Erik will always be remembered for the unconditional love he shared with family and friends and for his compassion for others. Memorials may be forwarded to Divinity Lutheran Church, 11877 Blossom Avenue, Parma Heights, Ohio, 44130. Private family services will be held. Interment at Hope Memorial Gardens, Hinckley, Ohio.

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