Richard Norman Schotz
February 17, 1930 – July 30, 2020
Richard Norman Schotz (Dick) passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the age of 90. Dick was a very congenial and loving gentleman. He enjoyed many friends and relatives, whom he cherished over his long and happy life. He married his dear wife, Nell Butler and had a very close and loving marriage for fifty five years before Nell passed away in 2012.
Dick was a decorated and highly respected US Navy Veteran. He served in active duty during the Korean Conflict. He was proud to have followed in his Brothers, Henry and Albert and his Sister Helen’s footsteps serving in the US Military.
Dick had a long career with the Texas Highway Department Bridge Division and retired after more than 32 years of service to The State of Texas. He made many good and lifelong friends at what is now the Texas Transportation Commission. Upon retirement, Dick and Nell opened a uniquely Austin business they called “The Party Pig” catering to patrons gift requests.
Dick was preceded in death by his Father Henry, Mother Cora, Brothers Harry and Albert and Sister Anna Schotz. Dick is survived by his Sister retired Col. Helen C. Schotz, Brother, Charles R. Schotz, Niece, Stephanie Schotz and Nephew Mark Schotz.
Graveside services for family and friends are pending at Oakwood Cemetary. Those who would like to remember Dick, please make a contribution in his behalf to your favorite charity.
Richard Norman Schotz
August 1, 2020
Uncle Dick (Richard) was my second cousin by marriage, but we, as many other children in the Maufrais family, called him "Uncle Dick."
Uncle Dick was one of the gentlest, kindest, sweetest souls I have ever known. He was always interested in what was going on with us and we had many wonderful updates and conversations over the years.
When I was a young child growing up in Austin, I would spend two weeks each summer at my Uncle Dick and Aunt Nell's house and go to Palm Elementary School with Aunt Nell where she taught summer school to the bilingual preschoolers.
They were both exceptionally kind people and were absolutely made for each other. My childhood or adult years would not be the same had I not been fortunate enough to have these gracious, generous, loving people in my life. I will miss him greatly.