Joseph Winfield Shuman 94, of Kintnersville died peacefully with family by his side on Saturday, September 15th, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Mary Jane (Beck) Shuman.
Born on October 29, 1923 he was a son of the late Justin Winfield Shuman and Laura Mich (Shuman). Many will remember the Shuman Funeral Home as Joseph helped his family operate the business for many years serving a large area of Bucks County.
Joseph graduated from St. John the Baptist Parochial School at which time his farming skills had been needed on the farm and he owned and operated Mountain View Dairy. Later in years Joseph continued his education by receiving accreditation through Pennsylvania State University.
While raising his family, Joseph worked at Bleich Cabinets in Plumsteadville. In 1974, Joseph decided to share his cabinet making talent part time with students at Upper Bucks Vocational Technical School where he also worked as the school’s custodian, later becoming Head of Buildings and grounds.
Joseph thoroughly enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed his time spent with his wife Mary Jane on their bowling league. Hunting, Gardening, Pinochle and Casino Trips are a few of Joseph’s favorite ways to spend his free time. Above all, Joseph will always be remembered for his dedication to St. John the Baptist R.C. Church Knights of Columbus Charter 4545 as a 4th Degree Member.
Joseph was the beloved father of four children, Harold J. Shuman (Joanne) of East Rock Hill, Jo Ann M. Reisen (Charles) of Easton, James W. Shuman (Lorraine) of Quakertown and Janice A. Lucas (John) of Fountain Hill. Joseph is also the beloved grandfather to Christina, Mary, Roseann, Rebecca, Samantha and Sarah.
Joseph was predeceased in death by his two brothers John and Erv and four sisters Mary, Olive, Ann and Viola.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions can be made to Father Stommel Council of Knights of Columbus, Saint John The Baptist R.C. Church 4050 Durham Rd, Ottsville, PA 18942.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville PA 18942 on Thursday, September 20, 2018. A viewing is scheduled from 10-11am in the daily chapel followed by Joseph’s Mass of Christian burial at 11am with interment at St. John the Baptist Cemetery.