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William F Schrantz MD

November 8, 1945May 13, 2012

Dr. William F. Schrantz, 66, of Alexandria, VA, Martinsburg, WV, and Erie, PA, passed Sunday, May 13th, 2012 in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Schrantz was born November 8th, 1945 in Quakertown, PA, to William M.H. Schrantz and Frances M. Schrantz. A memorial service will be held May 29th, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the Marine Memorial Chapel, 3251 Embry Loop, Quantico, VA 22134 aboard the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, VA. The family will begin accepting visitors at the Chapel at 1:30 p.m. A reception will immediately follow the memorial service at The Clubs at Quantico.

Dr. Schrantz attended Siena College in Albany, NY (1963-1966) and the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA (1966-1970). Dr. Schrantz served 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Navy with tours at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA, the Flight School in Pensacola, FL, and as a Flight Surgeon for Marine Corps Air Groups 26 and 29 in New River, NC. He completed his residency in General Surgery and Orthopedics at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, where he would later serve multiple tours as the Director of their Pediatric Orthopedic Service. During a break in his active duty service, Dr. Schrantz was in private practice as an Orthopedist in Martinsburg, WV for nine years (1981-1990) where he also served as the Chief of Surgery for City Hospital (1982-1984) and was a Chairperson for the City Hospital Pain Clinic (1985-1990). In 1991, Dr. Schrantz was recalled to active duty in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and served on active duty until 1999 when he retired from the Navy as a Captain. He spent the next six years (1999-2005) as an Orthopedic Surgeon for the West Penn Orthopedics, Inc, in Clarion, PA. Since 2007, Dr. Schrantz worked as an Orthopedist for the Shiners Hospitals for Children in both Philadelphia and Erie, PA. Dr. Schrantz served as an Orthopedic Consultant for overseas missions to Vieux Fort in St. Lucia, Puerto Barrios Hospital in Guatemala, and Karon in Kenya.

Dr. Schrantz is survived by his mother Frances, wife Gail, sons Andrew and Joe, daughter Sveta, two daughters-in-law Heather and Jennifer, five grandchildren Andy, Brendon, Danny, Grayson, and Haley Mae, sisters Rosemary, Kathi, and Patti, brother Kenny, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Dr. Schrantz to the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Erie, PA. Checks can be mailed directly to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 or can be made online at http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/en.aspx. Demaine Funeral Home of Alexandria, VA is providing funeral services. Additional information regarding the services for Dr. Schrantz can be found at their website, http://www.demainefuneralhomes.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Mikia Burkett

July 6, 2017

Dr. Schrantz performed knee surgery on me in April 1998 and did a wonderful job. He was kind, patient with all my questions, and explained everything throughout the procedure. He allowed me to watch the surgery on the monitors and was tickled that I was enjoying it.

My sincerest condolences to the family. Please know that he left a great impression on me and I am glad to have had him as my doctor. Rest in Peace Dr. Schrantz.

Blessings to you all.

Christina Combs

May 16, 2013

Dr Schrantz was great. He did my husbands knee surgery at Bethesda. Then when my daughter was born she had a deformed arm and helped us greatly throughout the process of repairing her arm. He was such a great man. My daughter adored him and all he did. He will be greatly missed . RIP

janis greis

February 8, 2013

My name is Janis Greis, my husband is Bob Greis who was a friend of Bill's in high school at St. Anthony's. Bill remained a lifelong friend and we lost touch a few years ago and just today discovered his passing. They were bobbsie and billsie in high school they played basketball together. They loved each other. Life is strange because Bob is in the process of passing any day now and it is comforting that Bill will be waiting for him. Love to all of your family Bill as you know was quite a guy.

Pat Greis Summers

February 5, 2013

Bill and my brother, Bob Greis, played basketball at St Anthony's HS in San Remo, NY. Even as a young man, he was a class act. I ran into him a couple times in my career while serving in the Marine Corps while he was still serving as a Navy doctor. If his family is reading this, Bob is now in Hospice and will soon be joining his old friend. I guess The Lord sometimes takes these wonderful souls back a little earlier than their loving families and friends would prefer. God bless Bill and his family. My brother is at his home at 8536 Sandowne Lane Huntersville, NC

Joe Caswell

January 20, 2013

I'm saddened to hear of Dr. Schrantz passing. He will be sorely missed. In 1993, Dr. Schrantz lengthen my leg 4 1/2 inches at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He was a Doctor who had great compassion on his patients and will his remarkable skill, healed them. I'm thankful that God introduced us for Dr. Schrantz made my life sweeter. My condolences to the entire Schrantz Family. THANK YOU Dr. Schrantz!

John Castillo

October 11, 2012

Dr. Schrantz treated my daughter Danielle in 93 for Bi-lateral Hip Displaysia. He did such a wonderful job getting her back on her feet that we could never repay what he did. He was a leader in Pediatrics/Orthopedics and will be truly missed by everyone who's lives he touched!
John M. Castillo
USN (Ret.) AW1 (AW)

Angelo Cammarata

October 3, 2012

Bill was one of my instructors during residency at Bethesda. What a blessing to have him as a mentor. He truly embodied all the qualities of a great physician and person. Always a quiet, calming, loving, and caring person. He always went the extra mile for his patients and those less fortunate. He took me on a few mission trips where his spirit would really come alive. The world has been truly blessed by his presence, and his patients by his skills. He was the consummate physician and role model. May God embrace your soul and reward you greatly.

Patricia Palermo

August 5, 2012

Dr. Schrantz will truly be missed! He was a great man and a great doctor. He operated on our son when he was in 1st grade and again when he was a junior in high school even though it meant driving to Erie, PA so he could do it. We searched the internet to find him for the second surgery because we trusted him so much. Our son is now playing D3 soccer at USMMA - thank you for making it possible
Dr. Schrantz! RIP.

Chris Boggs M.D.

July 17, 2012

He inspired me to study medicine. I work in a clinic for the underprivileged. I never got to thank him.

Javier R

July 11, 2012

I am very sorry to know of Dr. Shrantz passing. He did spine surgery on our son Erik when he was 3 at Bethesda NNMC. Erik is now 21 and in the process to join the Air Force. Erik might not remember his Dr. but Evelyn and I will never forget him and how Erik's health was fixed! God bless all of you.

Javier R.
U.S. Army Retired

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