James Edward Schumacher


James Edward Schumacher, age 73, of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Hackensack and raised in Lodi, he resided in Saddle Brook since 1979.  He proudly served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.  Jim will be remembered for his strong work ethic and love of family.

Prior to retiring, he was a general foreman with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union Local 608 in New York City for 40 years.

Beloved husband of Carol Marie (Wright) Schumacher.  Loving and devoted father of James Schumacher and wife Margo, Michael Schumacher and Jeffrey Schumacher.  Cherished grandfather of Andie Kathrin.  Dear brother of Janet Mahon and husband Frank, Jo Ann Schumacher and John Schumacher and wife Patricia.  Dear brother-in-law of Nancy Iamele and James and Marianne Wright.  He is also survived by 11 loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends Friday, January 31, 2020, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, 201-797-3500.  A funeral service is planned for Saturday, February 1, 2020, 11 am at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.

The family is extremely grateful for the exceptional and compassionate care James received from the Valley Hospice team and kindly asks in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of James be made to the Valley Hospital Foundation, 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.  Please write “restricted to hospice” in the memo section of the check.  

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Dear Carol and Family, we were so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We always enjoyed his company and will miss him dearly. We were so honored when you both came to Dawn's Sweet 16. We will always cherish our wonderful memories of Jim. Wishing you all peace and strength. Forever in our hearts, Lisa, Kevin & Dawn
The Weeks Family
Dear Carol and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. He is at peace now. God bless. Love Jeanna
Jeanna DiMinno
Dear Carol and Family, I offer my deepest condolences. I have so many fond memories of growing up with Jimmy in the Woodmere section for Lodi, living life to the fullest as young boys, camping, the hand made raft we built and floated down the Saddle River on, the legendary tree forts we built in Greg's Woods, playing sports, the playground activities and our Summer of 1960 trip to Seaside Heights. Jimmy's parents treated me like their own. I cherish the few times we shared together in the last few years. I love you Jimmy! Your Friend, Bob Rastocky.
Bob Rastocky
Sorry to hear about Jim. Such a sweet soul. May he Rest In Peace. Love, Grace McKearnin
Grace mckearnin
We are so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. We know he is at peace now. Love to all of the family. Love, Alma, Bob, and Abbey

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