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Donald Shuman

April 9, 1925 - October 17, 2021
Flemington Jewish Community Cemetery
67 Capner Street
Flemington, NJ 08822
Wednesday 10/20, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

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Flemington Jewish Community Cemetery
67 Capner Street
Flemington, NJ 08822
Wednesday 10/20, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Flemington Jewish Community Center
Wednesday 10/20, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

On October 17, 2021, Don Shuman, long-time Flemington resident and developer, drew his final breath at the age of 96. He died peacefully, without fanfare, which will come as no surprise to those who knew him best. Don was born in Philadelphia on April 9, 1925, and lived there until his parents moved to FlemingtonContinue Reading

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Nancy Metz left a message on October 24, 2021:
Dear dennis and family. Your father was/and his presence remains remarkable. My mother loved his hunterdon county Democrat editorials. I remember dinners and pool side times at the shuman residence. Almost everyone I knew knew don shuman. Never in negative ways. He was a peacemaker in my experience. We need more people like him in the world today. I have a very good friend who saw him every week at the egg auction complex and we shared appreciation for him. His social ability and well versed knowledge of so many things. I’m so proud of what’s great son you have been Dennis. We are extended family. It’s been decades but like yesterday. So sorry for your loss. He will be remembered and missed by many
Paula Baldwin left a message on October 20, 2021:
Don was such a warm person. He shared not only his wisdom but also his heart. I spent a lot of time today thinking about how different our lives have been through knowing him and how many wonderful people we have met through him. He truly changed our lives for the better. He was a member of our family, and I feel like we are members of his family. I am very sad he is no longer with us but I am happy that he was a big part of our lives and we will enjoy the friendships and wisdom we gained through knowing him.
William E Vogt left a message on October 20, 2021:
My family has known Don since the early 60s, our business was a few doors down from his, I became very close friends with him in the late 80s and have been ever since, he was an amazing man , he was always ready to help you when needed, he was one of a kind and I will miss him very much.
Welles Lobb left a message on October 20, 2021:
To Doug and Dennis and all surviving Shumans: Peace to all of you at this difficult time. Your father was a fine man who lived a very long and productive life. While you will miss his presence and guidance in your daily lives, due to loss of health and vitality, it is sometimes better when the person you loved passes to the other side. Keep Don in your hearts, and embrace his fatherly gifts and wisdom as you live out your own journeys.
Sal DiFazio left a message on October 19, 2021:
As a 15 year tenant at The Old Egg Auction, I had the great pleasure of spending many hours in conversation with Mr. Shuman who would stop by ‘to catch up’. Not only was he a true gentleman, he was a source of knowledge and incite. I miss our talks and am sure that he will be missed by the family and friends who were lucky enough to know him. Rest In Peace Don.
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Fran Bernstein left a message on October 19, 2021:
My heart breaks for you though I know memories of Dad will keep you warm forever.
Joey Novick left a message on October 19, 2021:
I was a personal friend of Don's. From the time I first became involved in Flemington governance, I could always count on Don to share his wisdom, his advice and his sense of humor. He did so very easily. Don was an excellent storyteller, and had many to share. One time my significant other, Rosi, and I planned to go to the Philadelphia Art Museum on a Sunday, and stopped into the Shaker Café for a quick take-out breakfast. We saw Don sitting at a table by himself, and we stopped by for a quick 'hello'. He invited us to join him for breakfast, which we did. He regaled us with an amazing history of Main Street, story after story of the notable people he met in his real estate business. We gave him our rapt attention and learned a lot, and laughed heartily. Almost two hours later, we left for our art museum trip. After four hours looking at some of the great artwork of the world, Rosi and I agreed that the highlight of our day were Don's stories. It can be said that he lived a good long life, and never missed a moment of joy. To Dennis and the rest of his family, we express our deepest condolences on your loss. However, be rest assured Don's impact on his community and his many stories live on forever. A local legend has passed.
Mary Hollender left a message on October 19, 2021:
Heartfelt condolences to the Shuman family, especially to my friend, Dennis. I did not know Don but grew up in Flemington and wish I had the honor of meeting him. Knowing the son he raised assures me that a great man has passed.
Richard Simberg left a message on October 19, 2021:
To Don's family, may you know that Don was always there for me and he was responsible for my business success in his guidance with the location of my store and 20 years latter with the sale of the property. In getting the approvals for my store he never once cared about getting paid just getting the job done, and that he did. Without his help I don't think I would have been able to be successful. When it came to selling the property he did a great job making sure I was able to get the best deal. I am truly sorry for your loss but you should know that in his long life he did so much good for people and it is now time for him to rest.
Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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