Robert Schumacher

Obituary of Robert Schumacher


Robert Thornton


Of Squirrel Hill passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018, age 87.  Beloved husband of Carolyn Sutcher Schumacher; father of Linda Henryetta Schumacher (Michael Estep) and Lee Elliot Schumacher (Germaine Brown); grandfather of Dean Brown.  Professor Schumacher was a member of the Physics faculty at Carnegie Mellon University for 40 years.  In his early years he lived in the town of Tahoma on the California side of Lake Tahoe where he went to a one room schoolhouse.  After his family moved to Reno Nevada, he attended high school and college there. He earned his PhD in Physics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Schumacher was an accomplished violinist and played classical music with amateur quartets.  Funeral private.  If desired, memorial contributions in Robert's name may be made to the American Civil Liberities Union.  Condolences may be left at