Howard Schurman

Obituary of Howard Edward Schurman

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Howard Edward Schurman, of Lake Hopatcong, died peacefully at Morristown Medical Center on Wednesday, February 2,2022 at the age of 93. Howard is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Marion Ruth Schurman (nee Snyder) of Wyckoff, NJ; his daughter, Christina Anne Jeffrey; his son, Peter John; and three grandchildren; Hannah Schurman, Alexandra Jeffrey & Noah John Schurman. He was predeceased by his sister, Eleanor Kane. His younger sister, Joyce Schurman, still lives in New Jersey. Howard was born in Clifton, New Jersey to the late Peter John and Nellie Schurman. The family home was in the area referred to as ‘Dutch Hill.’ Howard was drafted into the Army during the time of the Korean War. Through the G.I. Bill, he was provided the opportunity to earn his Bachelor degree in banking and finance from New York University; and attended graduate school at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College where he received the Executive Award for Credit and Finance Management. Howard was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and loved his family deeply. He met his beloved wife, Marion, while both were working in New York City. In the summer of 1964, they were married in the lakefront home that he designed and built with his father, Peter John. Marion and Howard lived on Lake Hopatcong, raising their children there and eventually enjoying retirement on the water until a few years ago, when they moved to Morristown. Howard had a brilliant mind and was a distinguished executive at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation Trust, known today as Chase Bank. He spearheaded many financial projects for the company with his extensive knowledge of finance and advised many celebrity clients, such as the Eastman and Hunt Families, Elvis Presely, and the Bee Gees. Howard loved to be active and was passionate about fishing, boating and skiing. He was an automobile and water-craft enthusiast, who loved to learn how things worked. Howard was also a talented amateur photographer and skilled in woodworking. In his retirement, he loved boating and watching sunsets on the deck with his family when he wasn’t taking on projects around the house. Howard loved music of all kinds and had a wonderful singing voice. His family will hold dear the memories of him singing around the house and in church, where he showcased his hidden talent. The family will hold a private memorial to honor Howard and his memory. Arrangements are under the care of Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, Madison, NJ.
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