US Navy

CWO3 Leo Otto Shumaker USN Ret

November 25, 1941 ~ November 16, 2020 (age 78)

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Leo Otto Shumaker passed peacefully on November 16th, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family after battling cancer for six years.  He was born in Rehoboth, Ohio on November 25th, 1941, the son of William C. and Eula V. (Montgomery) Shumaker.

Leo graduated from New Lexington High School. After graduation, he worked at WOSUTV as a cameraman, often filming his favorite team, the Ohio State Buckeyes. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1963 and retired in 1985 as a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO3).  While still serving he got a Bachelor of Science degree from College of Charleston.  After retiring from the Navy, he worked for Raytheon for 17 years as a Test Engineer for the guidance system for the Trident II Missile program.

Three things best embodied Leo’s life:  He was a dedicated military man, a devoted and loving family man and an avid fisherman.  He was very patient and gentle towards everyone. He had an amazing sense of humor, and his optimism persisted to the end.

He was a devout Catholic and was a member of Ascension Catholic Church since moving to Florida in 1987.  He was a faithful member of the Knights of Columbus.  He volunteered many hours at the Ascension Thrift Store.  He was involved with RCIA and CRHP.  He coached youth soccer for many years and was a mentor in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. 

Besides his parents, Leo is preceded in death by sisters, Mary Tharp, Bessie Masterson and brothers William Shumaker and Crayton Shumaker.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne, of 50 years, son Gregory, daughter Amy (Johnathon) Meyer, son Keith (Rebecca), granddaughters Emily and Meredith; and grandsons Isaac and Caleb Shumaker, sisters, Irene McGreevy, Thelma (Bill) Hunt, and Marie (Paul) Karpik.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be given to Give a Child a Chance, which is directed by his son Keith in Burkina Faso, West Africa.  This program helps orphans and underprivileged children go to school. 

A service in his memory will be Saturday, November 21st at Ascension Catholic, 2950 N. Harbor City Blvd. Melbourne, FL  32935.  Visitation from 10:30 to 11 :20 and service at 11:30pm.

Full Military Honors will be rendered at  Cape Canaveral National Cemetery on Monday, November 23rd at 10:30.

Any donations can be sent to and made out to Macedonia World Baptist Missions and marked Give a Child a Chance/Keith Shumaker:

Macedonia World Baptist Missions

P.O. Box 519

Braselton,  GA  30517

Or donations can be done through paypal at:

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November 21, 2020

10:30 AM to 11:20 AM
Ascension Catholic Church
2950 North Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935

Funeral Mass
November 21, 2020

11:30 AM
Ascension Catholic Church
2950 North Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935

Military Honors
November 23, 2020

10:30 AM
Cape Canaveral National Cemetery
5525 US-1
Scottsmoor, FL 32754


Macedonia World Baptist Missions
P.O. Box 519, Braselton GA 30517
Tel: 1-706-654-2818

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