Shumlin’s father dies after illness
dies after illness
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin’s 88-year-old father has died.
In a statement issued by his office, Shumlin said his father, George Shumlin, died at his Westminster West home Thursday surrounded by his children and his wife.
The cause of death was not released, but he had been ill and the governor missed several appeatrances Thurday to be with him.
George Shumlin and his wife settled in Vermont in 1955. He worked as an actor, a stage manager and director in regional and summer theaters, on Broadway and in network television.
Later in life, he taught at the Putney School and Arizona’s Verde Valley School.
George Shumlin and his wife founded Putney Student Travel.
He is survived by Kitty, his wife of 62 years, three children and five grandchildren.
The governor said a private celebration of his father’s life will be held at a later date.