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Francis J. “Fritz” Schumacher, 84, of Woodsfield, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia.

He was born at Woodsfield, on Aug. 14, 1936, a son of the late Louis and Stella Ackerman Schumacher.

He was a 1954 graduate of Woodsfield High School, Woodsfield. He was a retired employee of the former Conalco Corporation, Hannibal, with 35 years of service. Fritz was also a member of the Army Reserve and a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, where he served as a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 5009.

Fritz had a passionate love for his family, golfing, Keno and anything pastry to dip in his coffee. He loved going to the beach and putting his feet in the ocean. He also loved racing his horse “Barren Bob” with his brother, Art. He was such an amazing husband, father and grandpa. He was the best dad, softball coach, golf partner and friend. Fritz was also so caring, loving and faithful.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Louis “Jr” Schumacher, and a sister, Margaret Bride.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Edythe

(Templeton) Schumacher, whom he married on April 19, 1975; two daughters, Cindy (Matthew) Camilletti, of North Canton, Jennifer (Jason) Winkler, of Woodsfield; four grandchildren, Megan, Anthony, Justin and Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends were invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, with Father David L. Gaydosik as the celebrant, where social distancing and facial coverings are encouraged. Interment will follow in the St. Sylvester Catholic Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Gas Cards, Inc., c/o Shirley Brown, 48397 Keylor Hill Rd., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.