Samuel J. Schumm

Samuel J. Schumm, age 70, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Born in Chester, PA, Samuel was the son of the late William and Martha (Hall) Schumm and was a graduate of Interboro High School.  For over 20 years, he worked in the maintenance department of the DuPont Company, retiring in 2003.  An avid golfer, he was a member of the DuPont Country Club.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Sandra Schumm and his brother, William Schumm, Jr.

Samuel will be dearly missed by his wife of 29 years, Julia “Judy” C. (Schell) Schumm; his son, Christopher (Lisa) of Prospect Park, PA; his daughter, Kimberly Schumm of New Jersey; his stepdaughter, Paula Testa of Wilmington, DE; and four grandchilden Samantha, Brandon, Colin and Dean.  Also surviving are his brother, Karl Schumm (Karen) of Claymont, DE; his sister, Elizabeth Brown of Lester, PA; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 5th at 10 AM at St. Matthew’s Church, 901 East Newport Pike, Newport where friends are invited to visitation after 9 AM.  Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Evergreen, c/o Christiana Care Healthcare Systems Visiting Nurse Assoc., 1 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720. 


Submitted by The Smiths on
We wanted to share our condolences with Samuel’s family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

Submitted by barbara balsbough on
Dear Judy, We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Larry and Barbara Balsbough

Submitted by Rebecca on
My deepest condolences to your family in  your time of need. At John 5: 28,29 this hope remained us that all those in God's memory will be resurrected . Until then we have our memories. My deepest sympathy.

Submitted by Leslie Rice on
Dear Judy, Please know that you are in our prayers during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy for your loss. I will be in touch soon. Love Jeff and Leslie Rice