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Donald "Shu" George Shuman, Jr.

October 26, 1961 ~ July 15, 2021 (age 59)

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SALEM - Donald George "Shu" Shuman, Jr., 59, died Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Salem Regional Medical Center in Salem after a hard-fought battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy. Donald affectionately known as Shu was born on October 26, 1961, in Salem, OH, the son of Ronald and Glenda Irey.

Donald was a 1980 graduate of Salem High School. He was an Inspector at Chrysler for 13 years and later at NGM Aerospace National Machine as a Quality Inspector for eight years. Donald was of the Christian faith.

Some of his passions were playing guitar, woodworking, riding his Harley, and playing Wally ball.

Donald had a great sense of humor and was a jack of all trades type of guy, where he loved tinkering around the house.

Shu had a bit of adventurous side, where he loved participating in the Demolition Derby.

He was also an avid Cleveland Browns fan, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Shuman (Welling) of Salem, whom he married August 7, 1982; three children, Chelsie (Heath) Dangler of Salem, Donald G. Shuman III of Salem, and Chantel Shuman of Salem; his father and mother, Ronald and Glenda Irey of Salem; siblings, Barry (Kelly) Shuman of Flower Mound, TX, Dorothye Irey of Salem, and Ronald (Dawn) Irey Jr.  of Salem; grandchildren, Lily Hill Shuman, Graysen Shuman, Owen Shuman Waugh, and Olivia Dangler; stepmother, Beverly Schmidt of Oregon. He also left several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his biological father, Donald Shuman Sr.; father and mother -in-law, Merle and Marge Welling; and brother-in-law, Kenny Welling; and two nephews, Gregory Hodge and Lantz Bricker

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Stark Memorial with Pastor Pete Fowler officiating.

Friends and family will be received Monday, July 19, 2021, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be held at Bunker Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple System Atrophy Coalition at

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The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support that was given to them by providing a benefit for Shu it was greatly appreciated.

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July 19, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stark Memorial Funeral Home
1014 E. State St.
Salem, OH 44460

Funeral Service
July 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Stark Memorial Funeral Home
1014 E. State St.
Salem, OH 44460


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