Howard J. Shuman, age 81, of Canton, died Monday evening at the Miller Nursing Care Center. He was born on Nov. 21, 1921 in Beaver Falls PA and had resided in Canton most of his life. He was employed for 31 years as a stores attendant for the Babcock and Wilcox Co. retiring in 1986. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth E. Shuman, on Nov. 25, 1993; his son, Dennis R. Shuman and his parents, Albert and Lena Shuman. Mr. Shuman is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Spencer and Linda Shuman of Carrollton, OH, Edward and Karen Shuman of Louisville, OH, Timothy Shuman of Massillon; daughters and sons-in-law, Sondra and Raymond Nash of North Canton, Geraldine Lewis of Princeton, KY, Linda Shuman of Cleveland; 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and sister, Alice Everhard of Canton. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Forest Hill Cemetery with Pastor Thomas Shank officiating. Calling hours at the Reed Funeral Home will be Thursday from 7 - 9 p.m.