Arthur R. Shuman Jr., 70


Arthur R. Shuman Jr., 70, of Fenwick Island, Del., a partner in the law firm of Scott and Shuman LLC, passed away at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010.

Shuman was one of the original founding members of the Villanova School of Law lacrosse team, played semi-professional football for several teams in the Philadelphia area and served as the president of the VU La Alumni Association from 1986 to 1987.

He was happiest spending time with his family – especially his grandchildren – whom he absolutely adored and cherished as their Pop-Pop. Whether taking them on trips to play miniature golf, the movies, Candy Kitchen or Applebee’s, their time spent together left him smiling and telling others about their shared exploits for many days afterwards.

Shuman was predeceased by his parents, Arthur R. Shuman and Marjory Keith Jenkins. He is survived by his wife, Roxanne; son, Lt. Cmdr. Arthur “Jay” Shuman III, USCG, of Woodbridge, Va.; daughters, Jennifer Scott of Ocean View, Del., Caroline Shuman of East Norriton, Pa.; two stepsons, 2nd Lt. Robert J. Ford, DANG, of Dover, Del., and Jonathan A. Ford, also of Dover; four grandchildren, Arthur R. “Robby” Shuman IV, Arthur W. “Augie” Scott, Grace J. Scott and Christopher K. Shuman; a brother, Keith of West Chester, Pa.; and a sister, Christine Segal of Harleysville, Pa. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives, and many friends and colleagues. Finally, he is also survived by his beloved golden retriever, Rex.

A memorial service for Shuman has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at 11 a.m., at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway (Route 26), Bethany Beach, Del., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions are being accepted in his name for the creation of the Villanova University’s Mock Trial Team Fund. Checks can be sent and made payable to Ashi Mehrotra, c/o Scott and Shuman LLC; 38017 Fenwick Shoals Boulevard; West Fenwick, DE 19975-9102.

Roxanne Shuman said thanked the medical and nursing staff of Beebe Hospital’s Critical Care Unit for the care and support provided to the family.