Peter Myles Shumsker sadly passed away at age 74 on August 28th,
2021 in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
He was born on April 20th, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts. Peter is
survived by his sons Marc and Michael (Maya), his sister Barbara
Shumsker (Deb Nugent), his mother Adeline Levin, and his
grandchildren Ryan, Jake and Noam.
Peter lived in many Massachusetts towns including Dorchester, Milton,
Newton, Walpole, Stoughton, Needham, West Roxbury, Amesbury,
and most notably Sharon where he will now also Rest In Peace.
The funeral will be a graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park on
Tuesday, August 31st at 2:45pm ET. Peter will be buried right next to
his father, Max Shumsker and close by to his grandparents, Isadore
and Anna Shumsker.
Peter attended Milton High School, Brandeis University, and Boston
College where he obtained a MBA. He had a successful career
working mostly as a QA director at companies like Cullinet, Marcam,
Fidelity and Omgeo. His teammates will miss his leadership, empathy
A former season ticket holder, Peter requested to be buried in Red
Sox clothes and we encourage anyone attending the funeral to wear
Red Sox attire. Peter was a Red Sox fan since 1954 and patiently
waited 50 years to watch them win their first World Series in his
lifetime, followed by three more. Yes! Peter also enjoyed all Boston
sports and he shared that love with his family and friends. He was the
commissioner of his son Marc’s Rec basketball league and also a
manager for the Brandeis University basketball team in his college
days. He inspired much of his sons’ interest in sports as players as
well as his son Michael who majored in sports management.
Most importantly to his family and friends, Peter was a very loving
man with a huge heart. The joyful feeling of being around Peter is hard
to put in words, but the feeling will be remembered forever by all who
knew him, and passed on through his surviving family, as he passed
on through his own father. Peter also loved sharing puns and stories,
and he was a fantastic listener. He truly was an amazing father and
Peter was fortunate to see his mother at age 100 on a trip in May of
2021 where he was also able to rendezvous with his sister, sister-in-
law, son Michael, daughter-in-law Maya and meet his granddaughter
Noam. Peter got to spend his final weeks on a trip for his grandson
Jake’s 7th birthday along with son Marc and grandson Ryan, and
returned back to Massachusetts, the place he had spent most of his
life, just before he passed. He was also expecting his 4th grandchild to
be born shortly, and was very excited to know the Shumskers were
growing and continuing to thrive.
He will be deeply missed and we thank him for bringing so much joy to