Joan Shumin

Died: April 1, 2019
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Joan A. Shumin, age 74, passed away peacefully, at home, on Monday, April 1st 2019. Joan was born on November 24th 1944, in Schenectady, NY. She was predeceased by her parents, Edwin and Lula Mae (DeLong) Peterson, and Bill’s parents John and Helen (Carroll) Shumin; sisters, Barbara (Charles) Harvey and Jean (Roy) Pickett, Brother-in-laws John W. Shumin and Roy Pickett. She is survived by her loving husband William “Bill” Shumin, of 52 years, sons, Scott (Lynn) Shumin, and Kevin (Brenda) Shumin: 6 grandchildren, Christopher (Amanda) Shumin, Ryan (Nicholette) Dyer, Marissa (Robert) Stevens, Haley Shumin, Brandon Shumin, and Caitlyn Shumin: 5 great-grandchildren, Paige Shumin, Alexander Stevens, Hope Shumin, Emma Stevens, and Isaac Inthavong; Brother-in Law Charles Harvey; nieces and nephews Christopher (Karen) Harvey, Robert (Tanya) Pickett, Pamela (Braden) Shafer and Ron (Liz) Pickett. Joan graduated from Vestal Central High School in 1962, and from Ridley Lowell Business Institute. From there she started work at IBM Endicott in 1964 until her son Scott was born. After her son Kevin started kindergarten, Joan was a teacher’s aide at Ross Corners Elementary and then Clayton Ave. Elementary. She then moved on to work for Broome Community College starting out with the PACE program then becoming the Office Manager for the Liberal Arts Department. After BCC, she went to work for Schrader and Schrader Office Supply. When her sons were younger, she was the Secretary for the Vestal Little League Auxiliary. She was also involved with the local Meals on Wheels program delivering meals to those in need.
Services will be held 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott. Burial will follow the services at Vestal Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Broome County Humane Society, 167 Conklin Ave. Binghamton, NY. (http://bchumanesoc.com/).

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Allen Memorial Home


511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm

Allen Memorial Home


511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Cemetery Information

Vestal Hills Memorial Park Cemetery


3997 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY, 13850

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Died: April 1, 2019

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Stanley Wanglund Adjunct Instructor posted on 4/9/19

Joan was there when I was first hired as an adjunct at the college. She was always so kind and helpful. What a difference she made to the staff and the students at the college. I so enjoyed her humor, her kindness and her wisdom.


Marcia posted on 4/5/19

My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time. I am very sorry for your loss. I hope you find great comfort as you reflect on your precious memories as well as on God's promises for the near future. Revelation 21:3, 4


Andy Sprague posted on 4/4/19

As I think back, I remember Joan as pretty much my second Mom during a significant period of time while I was growing up. I remember many days spent at or around her house, and many rounds of her homemade snacks and meals. I know I am one of MANY people she has made feel welcome over the years. I still treasure the family recipes she thoughtfully wrote out by hand for my wedding and all of her handmade crocheted gifts that she somehow found time to make. I will miss her contagious smile, warmth, and being treated like her own child. Her example of how to be a kind, generous, and welcoming person has influenced and inspired me throughout my life. To Bill, Scott, and Kevin - I am so sorry for your abrupt and unexpected loss. I know she is (and will always be) part of the bedrock of your lives. I'm certain words cannot convey how much she will be missed, but please know that my family's prayers are with you all.


Kelly Casey Page posted on 4/4/19

Dear Bill and Family - I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Joan. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Hang in there! Take care!!


Linda {Carroll } and Ron Watkins posted on 4/3/19

We are very surprised by the passing of Joan. She was a wonderful person and will be very deeply missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Shumin family!!! Rest in Peace Joan God Bless!!!


Kathy Thomas posted on 4/3/19

You are gone but will never be forgotten, Heaven has gained yet another Angel! Words cannot express how much we will miss you. We will meet again!


Sharon M. Measer posted on 4/3/19

A light has surely gone out of our lives. Joan was as much a "first cousin" as if she had been born into our family. She will be missed by Dave and me as well as all the Carroll Clan. We love you, Joan. Your cousin, Sharon


Carla Michalak posted on 4/3/19

Bill, Scott and Kevin, My deepest sympathies. I can only imagine how much you will miss her. I too will miss her. She always was willing to listen, offer advice and just be there for me. If there is anything you need, please let me know. Love, Carla


Patrick Creeden posted on 4/3/19

Bill, Scott and Kevin, I just learned of Joan's passing and I am very sorry for your loss


Dan Reynolds posted on 4/3/19

Mrs. Shumin was one of the nicest people I've ever met. She treated everyone like family and always made you feel welcome. Just a genuinely good person and I'm truly sad for Mr Shumin, Kevin, Scott and their entire family. She was loved by a lot of people because she was such a positive influence in all of our lives. Some of my best memories growing up were time spent with the Shumin family and I'm truly thankful for all the time I got to spend time with them. I'm keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.


Lynn Shumin posted on 4/3/19

You are gone, but never forgotten. Our family is left with a deep emptiness, and sadness. Sending my love to you, in Heaven. Until we meet again.


Sammie Werkheiser posted on 4/3/19

Scott, Lynn, Marissa, and Caitlyn, We are so sorry for your loss. We love you all very much! God bless you in this season of grieving. ❤️ Love, The Werkheiser Family Sammie, Jewel, Julius, and Story Hope


Bill posted on 4/2/19

You were the Love of My Life for 52 years. You maybe gone, but you'll never be far from me. I'll love you until the day I die. We'll be together sooner then you think. I love you so much and it hurts not having you at my side. You have only been gone a day, but you are greatly missed. Until I'm at your side again, I LOVE YOU!!!!!!


Tracy Ryan posted on 4/2/19

In memory of Joan Shumin, Tracy Ryan lit a candle