Hugh Alois Schomp ( named after his Irish grandfather, Thomas Hugh Aloysios Leacy) born in Englewood, New Jersey on September 18, 1933, passed away in Ocala, Florida on October 27, 2018.
He is preceded in death by his parents, father, Louis Bogert Schomp and mother, Mary Leacy Schomp, brother Robert Louis Schomp and a sister Suzanne Edith Schomp.
His greatest joy was his annual trip north to visit his two daughters, Holly and Stacey and their families. After a quick hunting trip he would then travel to Pennsylvania to visit his nephew, Arthur and Nicole Schomp. He then traveled on to New Jersey visiting his other siblings. His last trip prior to heading home was a visit to his surviving sister, Marylou Schomp and her son Mark of NJ.
If time permitted along the journey back home he would visit the rest of his nephews. He would then head back to where he called home where he would stay active with projects for his younger children, Patti and Andy.
He was the heart of his neighborhood block where he would be busy mowing their yards. He would lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it. He was often found at his best friend, AJ Umland restaurant in Belleview.
He is survived by his children Holly-Ann (Urban) Osborne, Stacey-Ann (William) Burns both of WV, Patricia -Ann ( Dale) Wilkinson, Andy (Robin) Schomp and a step-son John (Nancy) Tuman of Fl. His beloved grandchildren, Chery-Ann Burns Waldron, Brett Lee ( Heather) Osborne and Joshua Corey Burns of WV. and Grant (Danieal) Wilkinson, Jeff Tuman, Greg Tuman of Fl., Juli Pennington of Fl. His loving great grandchildren, Levi Waldron, Colten Waldron, Raelynn Osborne, Benson McKinley Gobel IV, Calix Avery Burns of WV. Luke Eugene Wilkinson of Fl., Benjamin Evans Osborne and Lillie -Ann Catherine Gobel of WV.
Hugh was of Catholic faith. He was an active member of the Masonic’s and Ocala Shriner’s. Hugh was a United States Marine Veteran and took great pride in being part of the military.
In his life he was a lifeguard for the Catskills Ski Lodge in N.Y., he also was a lineman, then he worked for CSX Railroad until he became an independent aluminum contractor and handyman. After retiring from that, he started Hugh’s Hauling and hauled signs all over the United States.
Memorial Services with Military honors will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:30 PM and a Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 2:oo PM at the Masonic Lodge at 5871 SE Baseline Road Belleview, Florida 34420.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children 12502 USF Pine Drive Tampa, Florida 33612