John G. Schuhmann ’46

John G. Schuhmann ’46 died on June 11, 2010, in Lake Jackson, Texas.

(The following was provided by The Facts on June 12, 2010)

John George Schuhmann went to meet his Savior on Friday morning, June 11, 2010. He was born on May 9, 1925, in Bronxville, New York, and lived there until he attended Bowdoin College. He took a hiatus to join the Navy V-12 program during WWII.

After the war ended, he returned to Bowdoin and received his bachelor of science degree in 1948. After college, he worked briefly in New Jersey, and was hired by Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan, when he worked until his retirement in 1984, in Lake Jackson.

John’s main purpose in life was being an ambassador for his Lord and to that end he was constantly volunteering and staying involved with church activities.

He joined Gideons International and used to speak in various churches to promote the Gideon’s Mission. He also was on  the board for the Salvation Army in Freeport, Texas, and for several years was a coordinator for the Christmas Bell Ringers. He was recognized as a mentor at Lake Jackson Intermediate where he helped children read.

In addition to these outside activities, he was an active, supportive father to his two daughters, Marilyn and Kristina Cockerila.

In April, John underwent open heart surgery at Michael Debakey VA in Houston. He never recovered and was brought to his home on June 10th for Hospice. He died a little over twelve hours after his return, after enjoying hymns sung by the hospice minister and by Pastor Geller and his associate of 1st United Methodist of Lake Jackson.

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