Emily Hinkley's Story
ROXBURY Emily Hinkley Schuman, 94, of Roxbury, passed away Friday, July 1, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.
Emily was born on May 13, 1923, daughter of the late Archie and Elsie (Sanford) Hinkley in Halcottsville.
On Aug. 26, 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, Andrew Schuman, at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury. He passed away on Nov. 23, 2010, after celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary.
Emily started school in a one-room schoolhouse in Halcottsville and later, the new school building at Roxbury Central School. After graduation in 1940, she attended and graduated from Albany Business College.
She then moved to New Jersey to work at Curtiss Wright Airplane Manufacturing. She returned to Roxbury and married Andrew, where they began their family on the Schuman farm.
Emily retired from the United States Post office as Postmaster in 1985.
Emily was also a Girl Scout leader and lifetime member of the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church.
Emily and Andy camped all across the United States and Canada and every summer enjoyed camping and boating with family and friends at Northampton Beach. Emily also loved birdwatching and gardening.
Emily is survived by her children, Tom and Irene Schuman of Meridale, Jane and Larry Cammer of Oneonta, James and Brooke Schuman of Lanesville, Steve and Maryellen Schuman of Roxbury and David and Jennifer Schuman of Roxbury; grandchildren, Jenny and Vic Harmyk, Tracy and Tim Purcell, Rick and Andi Cammer, Kelly and John Clearly, Andy Schuman, Cathy and Damian Porter, Beth and Eric McLaughlin, Deseree and Rob Furman, Nevada, Amelia and Sarah Schuman; step-grandchildren, Kristen Wasserstrom, Jessica and Audry Rappleyea, Justine and Tony Bonanno, Geoffrey Sickler; great-grandchildren, Taylor, John and Michael Cammer, Sean and Daniel Cleary, Iara Schuman, Calleigh and Mac Porter, Noelle and Colton McLaughlin, Darla and David Furman and soon-to-be-born baby Harmyk; step-great-grandchildren, Geoffrey and Allyson Rappleyea and Ashley and Adam Bonanno; her older sister, Doris Stahl; nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Hazel Mead.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Sunday, July 9, at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury, with funeral services to follow immediately at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Dykstra officiating. Committal will follow in Roxbury Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Fund, 53613 State Route 30, Roxbury, NY or Jay Gould Reformed Church, 53837 NY-30, Roxbury, NY.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.
Published on July 5, 2017