May 27, 2018



Gunnar M. Schumacher

Gunnar Michael Schumacher, 14, passed away on Dec. 18, 2013 in Essex. He was born on Jan. 7, 1999 in Burlington, son of Ludwig and Cristina (Fitzgerald) Schumacher.

Gunnar was a freshman at Essex High School, where he was known for his great sense of humor, energy, and sense of adventure. He was a talented musician, soccer player, skier and snowboarder. His curiosity, energy, and passion for life touched and enriched the lives of those who were lucky enough to know him.

He is survived by his mother, Christina Schumacher, and a sister, Elise Schumacher.

Visiting hours were held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 from noon – 4 p.m. at Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Road, Essex Junction. A private family funeral service has been held and there will be no public funeral services held. A celebration of life ceremony will be held on behalf of Gunnar at a future date. The dates and times of the celebration and memorial contribution information will be posted on the AW Rich Funeral Home website once they are available. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the family lot in Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington. A. W. Rich Funeral Home and the family invite you to share your memories and condolences by visiting

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