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SCHUMACHER, Nancy (Garretson)
SCHUMACHER - Nancy (nee Garretson)
A resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away on February 23, 2014 after a short illness. Nancy was born in Buffalo, New York on June 23, 1934 to Lawrence O. Garretson, a semi-pro basketball player, and Elizabeth Robertson Garretson. She graduated from Bennett High School in Buffalo. Her great-grandfather was Oliver S. Garretson who founded the Buffalo School Furniture Company over a century ago. Nancy was happily married for over 58 years to Robert H. Schumacher. Her family will always remember her as a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She especially loved going on family vacations with her husband, children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Robert, four sons, Thomas (Delesa), Robert (Fang), William and James (Dede) as well as 13 grandchildren (Mark, Matthew, Kathryn, Joshua, Kyle, Lori, David, Julie, Nick, John, Ryan, Zachary and Luke Schumacher) and numerous nephews and nieces, including Lawrence and Bruce Garretson of Charlottesville, Virginia. Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence O. Garretson, her mother, Elizabeth R. Garretson, her brother Alan Garretson, and one grandchild, Michael Schumacher. Memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 3, 2014 in the Forest Lawn Cemetery Chapel. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of the donor's choice.