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Lynn Alan Shuman

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Lynn Alan Shuman, 73, of Williamsport, MD, passed into peaceful eternity, Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Meritus Medical Center. Born February 8, 1949, he was the son of the late Charles and Cleva Shuman of Funkstown, MD.

Upon graduating from South Hagerstown High School, he served in the US Air Force, obtaining the rank of sergeant. He was stationed at CCK Airbase, Taiwan and made two trips to Vietnam. After his military tour he studied Automation and Instrumentation Electronics and graduated from Commercial Trades Institute.

Lynn retired from the Federal Service after 35 years and working at the NIST 20 megawatt, NBSR-1 Nuclear Research Reactor as part of the NCNR Reactor Engineering and Research teams, maintaining, designing, and calibrating specialized electronic instrumentation. He also served as a member of the NIST Racetrack Microtron (RTM) development team. During this time he received and shared several awards including The Department of Commerce Gold Medal, The DOC Silver Medal and American Heart Association CPR lifesaving award. After his Federal retirement he worked for the City of Hagerstown as an electronic instrumentation technician from 2008 until 2012. A lifetime member of Community Rescue Service, Lynn served as Chief from 1990-1993.

Water was always calling to Lynn. Either through water skiing behind 'Gee-Wizz' on the Potomac in his younger years, to living on their cruiser 'Anti-Matter' on the Chesapeake Bay during the summer, to going on vacation cruises to Bermuda, The Caribbean, Canada, Mexico and Hawaii; he loved boating and the ocean.

One of Lynn's passions was cruises. With 33 completed cruises under his belt as experience, he served at an 'Independent Cruise Consultant' for a major cruise vacation discount company and loved to book and set up cruise vacations for people.

A lifetime 'Patron' member of the NRA, and certified firearm instructor, Lynn enjoyed recreational shooting sports and was an avid target shooting competitor for several years. Another love was playing drums and classic rock and played in several local bands. He loved to see and make people laugh and always had a joke to tell.

Lynn was preceded in death by his brother, Larry K. Shuman of Portland, OR, and newborn baby brother. He is survived by his amazing, loving wife of over 52 years, Laura Elaine (Reynolds) Shuman; devoted son, Christopher Shuman of Hancock; daughter. Lorie Lynnette Laboy; and grandson, Sawyer Shuman.

Services will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 10:00 am at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, with Pastor Tim Fisher officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Interment will be at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Dear Elaine and family, We are so sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. I have read so much about his how he always had people laughing and loving the water. What I haven't read is about his love of photography as well. Lynn was a loving and giving man of many talents and will be missed by many. Sincerely, Debbie & Steve

Debbie & Steve Wunderley
Conway, SC

When the person you are closest to is gone, hold on to their memories and know that they are always with you. Nothing quite compares to the love of a spouse. We want you to know that we am thinking about you and we are here for you always. We are just a phone call away, Love Paula and Lewie

Paula Blenard
Williamsport, MD

I served with Lynn at CRS for many years.He was very dedicated to the Squad and he served the community well.As Chief he got CRS through some tuff times.My condolences and prayers to the family and friends.

Terry W.gearhart Gearhart
Hagerstown, MD

Elaine, so sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. I remember many good times spent with you guys and Don when we would come to Hagerstown a few times a month from Hampstead, Md. I will keep you, Lynn and the whole family in my prayers!

Bette ( Hoffman) Hurt
Carolina Shores , NC

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Elaine, Chris, and family. Lynn was a great friend and will never be forgotten. Rest in peace old friend.

Harvey & Sharon Hawkins
Hagerstown , Maryland

Laura and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at Lynn’s passing.

Tom and Lisha Bikle
Boonsboro , MD

Dear Elaine and family, He always made people laugh, that’s how I will remember him. I pray your loving memories get you thru this. Hugs! Brenda Bush

Brenda Bush
Hagerstown , MD

We gad a lot of great times shooting, and running at CRS. May you rest in peace

Dennis Harne
Hagerstown , MD

You were a great friend and you will always be in our hearts. Thank you for all the joy and laughter.

Bob & Leona Wilson
North Port, Florida

Condolences to the family. I loved being his secretary at NIST. Looked forward to his morning, and afternoon jokes. You have cruised through life too fast and will be missed.

Lisa Poole
Waynesboro, PA

Fair winds and calm seas my friend

Keith Hall
N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Dear Elaine and family. My condolences and love. Lynn was an awesome man and taught me much while I was at CRS. Both you and Lynn always made me welcome when I would stop over for a visit and I have missed the laughter that was a big part of Lynn’s larger than life personality. He will be sorely missed. Hugs. Kathy

Kathy Fiery
Bunker Hill, WV

Sending our prayers and condolences. Lynn was a super guy and a good friend! Spent many Friday nights at Community Rescue with him. Always had a joke and kept us laughing even on nights when we had calls that brought us all down. Lynn could keep us up. RIP my friend! Prayers to Elaine and family!

Robert ( Peta ) Daley
Edgewater, MD

I am so sorry for the loss of Lynn. I remember sitting at CRS with Lynn on Friday overnights and hearing his stories and jokes. We had our share of bad calls. I remember two calls that I thought we were going to die or bust out laughing. My condolences to you Elaine and the family.

Allison Lee Fischer
Waynesboro, PA

We were so sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. Sending love.

Michelle Collins & Dreama Brown
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Edward Brady & Lynn Hasemann
Hagerstown, Maryland

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