Kutztown - Kenneth R. Schumacher, 77, passed away peacefully and quietly on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Kutztown Manor, Kutztown, PA. Kenneth was the son of the late Robert Schumacher and Kathleen Heyer.
He graduated from South Colonie Central High School, class of 1960 in Albany, NY where he was raised. As a young man, he served in the U.S. Army, doing service in Vietnam and afterward was stationed in Colorado for a period of time, until he was discharged in January 1965.
In 1965 he was employed at Niagara Mohawk doing a variety of jobs, including heavy equipment operation. He retired from National Grid in 2003.
He was married for 29 years to Charlene Reno, who passed away in August 2004.
In 2005, Ken became acquainted with the Church of God in Christ Mennonite at Fleetwood, PA and subsequently moved to the Fleetwood community where he became a member of the church.
In April, 2013 he moved to Nebraska where he was married to Mary Doolittle before returning back to the Fleetwood, PA community a few years later.
Ken had a green thumb and always enjoyed admiring his flowers and gardens. He loved a home cooked meal and always looked forward to vacationing in Wildwood, NJ.
He spent the last few years being cared for in the Kutztown Manor, where he passed away.
He is survived by three daughters; Kim Bullis of Albany NY, Heather and Steven Babcock of Niskayuna NY, Nicole and Michael LaLiberte of Troy, NY. He is also survived by one sister, Lynn Waters, many grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 23rd at 10AM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 63 Mountain View Ave, Albany, NY. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 22nd from 4 - 7PM at NewComer Cremations and Funerals 343 New Karner Ave, Colonie, NY.
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