Labenski Funeral Home

107 Boswell Avenue, Norwich, CT


Theodore O. Schulz Jr.

25 June, 195719 September, 2019

Theodore O. Schulz Jr. 6/25/57-09/19/2019 North Stonington

Schulz- Theodore O. Schulz Jr., 62 of North Stonington died Sept. 19, 2019 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Gloria N. Pendleton-Schulz. Ted was born in Norwich son of the late Theodore O. Schulz Sr. and Teresa Teague Schulz. He was employed as a machinist for 41 years at Electric Boat. Ted loved joking with his coworkers. He loved saltwater fishing and boating, gardening, and donating and helping the CCC camp. He loved to take his family and friends fishing and boating. Besides his wife he is survived by a stepson, Raymond Marcus Mills Pendleton, his brother and sister in law, Timothy and Christine Schulz, his sisters, Tracy Schulz and her husband Reginald Davis, and Terri Bortles and her husband James. He also leaves 2 step grandchildren Kayla and Tyler and several nieces and nephews, and enjoyed visiting with his extended family in Germany. He was loved by all who knew him. Visitation will be Friday Sept. 27, 2019 10-11 a.m. at the Labenski Funeral Home 107 Boswell Avenue Norwich. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Preston City Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the Salvation Army 169 Franklin St, Norwich, CT 06360, or to the Poquetanuck Fire Department 87 Route 2A, Preston, CT 06365. Please visit www.labenskifuneralhome.com to leave an online tribute or condolence.


  • Visitation Friday, 27 September , 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, 27 September , 2019
  • Burial Friday, 27 September , 2019


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Barbara Bortles

September 28, 2019

Sweet Ted, I only met you once, but it was so important! You and your brother Tim traveled all the way to Pennsylvania to be pallbearers for my mother, Pauline when she passed. That touched me more than words can express! It said everything about the kind of people you and Tim are! My heart is broken for your family and I'm sending prayers for the Lord to comfort and bless you all!💔💔 All my love to you all.

Ingrid Jachmann, born Schulz

September 25, 2019

my cousin Ted,
we had the same grandparents of whom you knew our grandfather and I our grandmother. Yet we met quite late in life. I will never forget this encounter, neither your lovely character, your patience, your curiosity, your thirst for knowledge, your courage and your optimism. We were both able to wiggle our ears and constantly learned the languages of each other, to better communicate, but much went without talking.
You were a family man and we shared the overwhelming joy to spend time together with your family in your home country and in Germany and still had planned many more trips together in Germany and Europe, even when you were already sick.
I am glad and grateful to have met you, your parents and my whole American family and I want to be as brave in my life as you and never lose heart.
Your sad cousin Ingrid from Berlin and her children

Heidi Schulz

September 25, 2019

Dear "Teddy" - it' s so heart to recognize, You aren't still alive. All of our big German family loved You- because You ' d been, how You' d been. I hoped, we ' ll meet You for several times more eighter in Germany or in America. Remembering of You means to see You laughing. I' ve to thank You from the bottom of my heart for always giving the feeling of love for me and all members of our German family. Sleep peaceful - You'r unforgettable, Your Cousin Heidi

Rainer Schulz

September 25, 2019

Ted - We had planned so much together for the time of retirement. We wanted to hike in the Alps and visit the place of the birth of our grandfather on the Baltic Sea. That will not work anymore, but what's important is: We could spend time together, we "spun a good thread" and liked drinking a beer in the garden in good conversation. That you are no longer there is a great loss for all of us - You will live on in our hearts for ever.

love cousin Rainer & Family from Germany

Sandra Edwards Holdridge

September 24, 2019

Gloria and Family,

We are lucky to have counted Ted as a friend. His smile and easy -going spirit brightened our day each time we saw him. He will be missed... but we will have fond memories of him.
Sandy & Sam

Terri Bortles

September 22, 2019

My brother Ted, you will be truly be missed. The little chuckle when you found something funny, the twinkle in your eye and your devious side always pulling pranks. My heart is breaking to think I won't share anymore good times with you, that I will have to settle for the good memories. Rest in Peace. Love you Bubba.
Your little sister