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In Memory of

Thomas Luther Schuchman

March 14, 1947 - November 17, 2010

Obituary


Thomas "Tom" Luther Schuchman, 63, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born March 14, 1947 in East St. Louis, Illinois, died Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mr. Schuchman was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during the Tet Offensive in 1968 and along with his unit awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. He was a member of the Order of the Purple Heart and a life member of VFW Post...

Thomas "Tom" Luther Schuchman, 63, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born March 14, 1947 in East St. Louis, Illinois, died Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mr. Schuchman was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during the Tet Offensive in 1968 and along with his unit awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. He was a member of the Order of the Purple Heart and a life member of VFW Post 8677 in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Mr. Schuchman was a member of Union United Methodist Church in Belleville, Illinois where he served on the administrative council. He was a graduate of Belleville Township High School and Belleville Barber College. Tom was the owner of Colonial Barber Shop in Fairview Heights, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond John"Bud" Schuchman Sr, and his grandparents, Harold and Florence, nee Tojo, Schuchman Sr.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 42 years, Terry Lynn Schuchman, nee Schau, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, his daughter, Tracia Lorie (Bryan) Alkire-Fisher of Clarksburg, West Virginia, his mother, Artie Mae "Kitty" Schuchman, nee Hardin of Fairview Heights, Illinois, four grandchildren, Christian Xavier Alkire, Thomas Winfred Alkire, Patrick Nathaniel Fisher, and Joshua Paul Fisher, a brother, Raymond John"J.R." (Barbara) Schuchman Jr. of Fairview Heights, Illinois, other relatives and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to Union United Methodist Church. Tributes may be made online at www.lakeviewfuneral hm.com
Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Friday, November 19, 2010 at Union United Methodist Church, Belleville, Illinois with Rev. Ed Weston officiating. Inurnment will be held with Military Honors at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 23, 2010, graveside at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.