John David Shumway, Jr.

  • Born: December 17, 1959
  • Died: May 31, 2020
  • Location: Concord, Massachusetts

Concord Funeral Home

Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742
Tel. (978) 369-3388

Tribute & Message From The Family

John David Shumway Jr., 60, of Concord, MA, passed away on May, 31st 2020 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Melinda Mitchell Shumway, and his two children, Caroline and Jack. He was the son of the late Dr. John David Shumway and Sally Shumway of Palm Beach Gardens, and brother of Michael Shumway of New Hampshire.

John was born in Waterbury, CT and raised in Cheshire, CT. He attended Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT and Cornell University where he graduated as a History Major and was a proud member of the Cornell acapella group, the Cayuga's Waiters.

Upon graduation, John resided in New York City working for Rolm, where he met his wife, Melinda. John and Melinda relocated to Concord, MA in 1993. His deep curiosity guided him through a diverse career, across the Telecom, Finance, Life Science industries as well as several startups.

John will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his love for his family, and passion for fishing in The Great South Bay. People always seem to remember 'John Shumway's great smile'. He was caring, moral, and displayed an unfailing, wordless devotion to his friends.

Due to the restrictions of Covid, services will take place in the Summer of 2021.The family asks you to please share any remembrances, or photos directly with them.

Donations can be made to:
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
c/o MGH Development Office
125 Nashua Street, Suite 540
Boston, MA 02114-1101

Condolence & Memory Journal

Melinda, I was so shocked to hear about John. I had no idea he was sick. Im so very sorry for you and your kids. Please know I'm thinking about you. I've loved your Christmas cards all these years! You're still as beautiful as you were when you were a teenager!
I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Jill Rubacky - Dover, DE - Family   June 06, 2020

It was an honor and a privilege to care for John. I feel so blessed to have been part of his life. He loved his family so much. Sending hugs and love.
Kate, John's chemo nurse

Posted by Kate Dalzell - Norwood, MA - Friend   June 04, 2020

I am so saddened to learn of Johns death. I always have enjoyed get togethers where Melinda and John were there. My thoughts and love are with you Melinda, Jack and Caroline

Posted by Cheryl Bartlett - Friend   June 04, 2020

Dear Melinda and Family, I am so saddened to hear of the death of your husband and father. I do not believe I had ever met him. A terrible loss, may you find support and strength from friends and family and in fond memories. Astrid Williams

Posted by Astrid Williams - Concord, MA - Coworker   June 03, 2020

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