We are sad to share the news that our brother, Thomas F. Shuman, died unexpectedly on January 11, 2024, in Princeton, N.J.  Tom was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the oldest of the four sons of Maurice “Mickey” P. Shuman and Eleanore Nolan Shuman.  He grew up on the campus of The Peddie School where his father was a much beloved football coach, teacher, and mentor.  His mother, Eleanore Shuman, was a history teacher at Hightstown High School and a noted New Jersey historian. At Peddie Tom played on the varsity football, basketball, and baseball teams. He captained the baseball team his senior year. After graduating from Peddie in 1960, Tom went on to graduate from the University of Virginia, where he played football and was a member Zeta Psi Fraternity. In football, he led the Atlantic Coast Conference in punting in the 1964 season, and one of his personal highlights was kicking the game winning field goal against Army that season as well.

From Virginia Tom moved to New York City where he had a 40-year career in the securities industry as a stockbroker and later worked in investment management marketing and sales. He ended his career as a hedge fund manager, retiring in 2002.  After his retirement Tom moved to Palm Beach, FL, Greenwich, CT, and Manhattan before settling in Princeton, N.J.  In Princeton Tom had a keen interest in the Princeton Battlefield Society and enjoyed attending many events both at Princeton University and at The Peddie School.  Tom is survived by his brothers Maurice (Tad), Jacksonville, FL; Peter and his wife, April, Madison, CT; and Robert (Bob) and his wife Karen, Bronx, NY.  He is also survived by his nephews Bryan Shuman and Michael (Mickey) Shuman, and his nieces Elizabeth Shuman Peri, Katherine Shuman Silva, and Marit Shuman, his great-nephews Emmet Shuman, Henry Shuman, Kaden Shuman, Carter Shuman, Jonah Shuman and Mason Porras, and his great niece Eleanor Shuman.  Burial will be private at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Trenton, N.J.  Donations in his memory can be made to The Peddie School Maurice and Eleanore Shuman Scholarship Fund, 201 South Main Street, Hightstown, N.J. 08520-3349.

 

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