Final Patrol: Captain Peter F. Schuchman Sr. (Retired)


Peter Francis Schuchman, 81, of Chenango Bridge, entered eternal rest on June 28, 2021, at Binghamton General Hospital, while surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Mary Eileen (McAfee) Schuchman and his three children, Peter Jr. (Mary) of Sinking Spring, PA, Matthew (Lisa) of Harpursville and Elizabeth Hilton (Wayne) of Swarland, England. He was a loving Opa to seven grandchildren, Andrew and Emily Schuchman, Katie, Peter III and Annie Schuchman and Rebecca and Finn Hilton. Other survivors include his sisters, Mary Cassidy and Winifred Schuchman, brother-in-law Thomas McAfee (Cheryl), and several nephews and nieces. He was born in New York City to Francis M. and Winifred (Lundy) Schuchman, who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Elizabeth (Schuchman) Viniello and Katharine (Schuchman) Goyzueta. He graduated from the New York State Police Academy in 1962. Over 30 years of service, he attained the rank of Captain and retired from Troop C Headquarters in Sidney. After retiring, Peter enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, woodworking and real estate. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Saint Francis Roman Catholic Church, Hillcrest, NY on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 10am. Calling hours prior to the mass will begin at 9am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the local charity of your choice or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St. Syracuse, NY 13204.

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