In loving memory of

Donald L. Shumen, Jr.
October 12, 1961 - May 22, 2021

Donald Shumen, Jr., 59, of the Town of Ulster, NY, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 22, 2021. He was born October 12, 1961 in Kingston, NY. He was married to his loving wife of 40 years, Darlene (Deyo) Shumen. They wed on December 4, 1980. Over those wonderful 40 years, they had many fun and exciting adventures all over the world.

Don was a graduate of Kingston High School, class of 1979. He had worked for the F.L. Russell Corp in Mt. Marion, and ShopRite in Kingston where he met Darlene. In 1996 he became the proud owner of Mike's Office Furniture in Kingston. He was a member of the Saugerties Fish and Game Club. He enjoyed target shooting, riding his bicycle and motorcycle, collecting unique items, playing golf, and he was a yard sale enthusiast. Over the past year and a half, he cherished the time he spent with his granddaughter, Layla, as he facilitated her home school studies during the pandemic from his office on South Wall Street in Kingston.

Donald is survived by his wife, Darlene Shumen of the Town of Ulster, his mother, Olive Shumen of the Town of Ulster, his children, Crystal Winkler and her husband Vincent of Town of Ulster and Donald L. Shumen, III and his wife Jade of Red Hook, his grandchildren, Grayson and Camden Winkler and Layla Shumen, his sisters, Roni Carrado and her husband Richard of Lake Katrine and Donna Schermerhorn and her husband Albert of Port Ewen, as well as his niece and nephews, Danny, Kyle, Angela, John, and Josh. He is predeceased by his father, Donald L. Shumen.

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 4pm to 8pm. The funeral service and burial in Blue Mountain Cemetery, Saugerties, will be held privately. A tribute for Donald can be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.


Tonica Williams wrote on May 26, 2021:

"I?m speechless. I?m so sorry for your loss. You and Donald were always a pleasant morning fixture. I always looked forward to seeing you both. A very fine man "

Tonica Williams wrote on May 26, 2021:

"I?m speechless. I?m so sorry for your loss. You and Donald were always a pleasant morning fixture. I always looked forward to seeing you both. A very fine man "

Jade Shumen wrote on May 26, 2021:

"Papa I miss you so much!!! I can?t believe you?re gone.... I?m not sure how we will get through this....You were always there for us during good times and bad!!! You were our Rock you were our everything!!! You are an amazing father inlaw the best there is and I couldn?t have hand picked a better one myself and an even better Papa to our daughter!!! Best Papa in the world!!! You treated me like I was your daughter!!! I always loved when you called me kid, it always made me feel special!!! I have so many memories of the last 17 years that hold a very special place in my heart!!! I love you Papa Shumen!!! Donny is an amazing husband and father because of you!!! I see a lot of you in Layla, you are her world!!! She misses you more then you will ever know!!! I have been trying to do Papas school and her school just like you.... it?s going but Layla says Papa doesn?t do that and I actually give her more Papa school work then you!!! I will never understand why this happened, you should be here with us!!! You were taking from us way too soon, it?s not fair!!! I hope you are at peace looking down of us!!! I hope you are telling Poppy all about Layla, he would have loved her just like you!!! You always called Layla your Angel now your can be her Angel!!! Sometimes you even called her Furball!!! You always are with us wherever we go I promise!!! Thank you for everything you have done for Donny, Layla and me!!! I will never forget it!!! I love you and miss you!!! Love Always your daughter inlaw."

Donny Shumen wrote on May 25, 2021:

"I love you Dad. You are my best friend, my best man, my father, my trusted confidant, an amazing role model, and the BEST Papa to ever walk this earth. I miss you. I miss you every second of every day. I don?t know how we will function without you. You left us way too early, and that is not something I will ever understand or forgive. I hope you are in peace, and not in pain. I hope you can still feel our love, and I know your spirit will live on through Layla. I hear you in the way she talks. The same witty sense of humor, the same smile, the same amazing brilliance. I hope you know how much I love you. I will continue to try to make you proud, and I can only hope to be even half the father and husband that you are. I miss you, and I love you with all my heart. Love, your little boy...your best friend...your son."

Bill and Shirley Knecht wrote on May 25, 2021:

"When we bought our house 26 years ago, we wondered what our neighbors would be like, then we met the Shumens. Don was always there for us with a big smile. He would be talking and laughing and helping us with many things and always with our snow clean up . He was a wonderful husband, father and papa. And also a wonderful neighbor. We well always miss you and love you. Love, Bill and Shirley Knecht"

Kathleen Dittus wrote on May 25, 2021:

"My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Don during this difficult time. I opened my law practice in 2005 and purchased all my furniture over the years from Don. He was always so friendly and helpful. He spoke of his grand daughter and the loving relationship they had. He will be missed by many. Kathleen Dittus"