William Edward Schuman, III

Born: Mon., Jun. 27, 1938
Died: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 04, 2018
Location: G. J. Gonce Funeral Home, P.A.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Sep. 05, 2018
Location: G. J. Gonce Funeral Home, P.A.

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William Edward Schuman, III, age 80, a resident of Riviera Beach for 43 years, and previously of Baltimore, passed away on August 31, 2018 after a long illness.

He was born on June 27, 1938, in Baltimore, to the late Gertrude and William Schuman, Jr. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving from 1958 until 1962, earning the good conduct and sharpshooter medals. After the service, he remained active as a member of the US Naval Institute, the American Legion, and the USS Little Rock Association. He worked with the IUEC Local #7 as an elevator mechanic for more than 28 years. During his free time he enjoyed collecting trains and lighthouses.

Along with his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his son in law Stephen C. Trageser.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years: Pat Fraley Schuman; his loving daughter Kimberly A. Trageser, of Riviera Beach; his devoted son William E. Schuman, IV and his wife Julie; of Grasonville; his grandson Philip Schuman, of Chestertowne; his three granddaughters: Katlyn Zecchin, of Easton, and Rebecca and Noelle Trageser, both of Riviera Beach; his great granddaughter Mackenzie; his brother Dennis Schuman, of Linthicum; his sister Jean Montgomery, of Port Orange, Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews, and in laws.

Family requests friends visit the Gregory J. Gonce Funeral Home, 169 Riviera Drive, Pasadena, on Tuesday from 4 to 8 PM. His funeral service will begin on Wednesday at 11 AM at the funeral home, with Father Tim Dore officiating. Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org – and feel free to express your condolences below as well.

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   Posted Sun September 02, 2018
Dear Pat and Family: We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed being your next door neighbors in Hollinswood. They were good times and we had many laughs. Bill will be missed by many but we know through faith that he is in a much better place. We will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers through this very sad and difficult time, Love and Hugs to all! Bud and Bernadette Mathews

Cathy and Pete
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Rena Buckreis
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
Uncle Bill holds a very special place in our families heart!
We will be forever grateful for his place in our lives.
May his memory be ever lasting.
The Buckreis Family
Bob, Rena, Bryan, Ashley and Baby Buckreis

Laura Howard
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
Sending my deepest and sincere condolences and prayers to the family.

Joe M Snowden
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
To the family
My deepest and most heart felt love is sent to you at this time. Bill was a great person and a joy to work with.

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