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Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

1701 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC

OBITUARY

Benson "Buz" J. Schultz

May 26, 1936February 12, 2020

Buz “Don’t tell me what to do” Schultz peacefully passed away on February 12, 2020. Married for 61 years to his beloved. The co-stars of his hysterical family include wife Susan (Maltz) Schultz, children Marla Schultz (husband Mark Grossman), Lauren (Schultz) Postyn (husband Adam Postyn), Jonathan Schultz (wife Yvette Doan-Schultz) and his incredible grandchildren Joshua Postyn, Kyle Schultz and Justin Schultz, Buz’s brother Edward and his wife Vicki and last but certainly not least his grand-puppies, Sadie and Teddi. Buz will be remembered as a loving husband, father and friend. A natural comedian who loved connecting with and making people laugh. Love of family, maintaining life-long & new friendships and General William Tecumseh Sherman, a Portuguese water dog chock-full of human qualities who manipulated Buz like no other. We believe Buz will bring his incredible gusto and catalog of jokes to the afterlife as he reunites parents, Samuel and Ruth (Ludwig) Schultz, in-laws Regina (Roth) Maltz and Meyer Maltz, cousins and innumerable friends. A Graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, his fraternity brothers aided and abetted his many pranks. Buz will forever be remembered for his in depth knowledge of all things Civil War(North Shore Round Civil War Roundtable), his woodworking skills, driving Subarus, causing scenes in elevators, blueberry pancakes, enjoying his Romeo Club outings and debating his global point of view. An Insurance Agent by trade, a Captain and talented sailor, dog lover, water buddy disrupter and above all a gifted joke teller. His laughter, his stories, and his good nature will be missed. He Who Laughs Lasts sums up our beloved father, Buz Schultz, who leaves an indelible mark on us all. So long Sinbad.

In lieu of flowers, feel free to donate to one of the charities Buz supported Autism Speaks; The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research; PANCAN the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network; Transitions Life Care.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, February 14, 2020

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Joe Ludwig

February 20, 2020

I actually posted this previously but I am not certain that it made it to the collection.

Buz was one of the original "Good Guys". We are very sorry to see him leave us. Condolences to Susan, their children and grandchildren.

Much love,
Judy & Joe Ludwig

Leonard Burke

February 13, 2020

Dear Susan, Marla, Lauren & Jonathan and all your families:

Renee' & I are so very sad to hear that Buz has left us. I think even he would agree that while the laughter will never stop, the audience is all a bit somber if even for a time. Its a time for reflection and also fond and grateful appreciation for a life well lived. Its never enough time for any of us, but Renee and I think its fair to say that Buz lived his life, with his girl Susan, to the very fullest.
Buz was someone that we spent many years with as both business associates, neighbors for many years and of course dear friends. To revel in his joy of history, boating, the arts, movies, and his beloved New York Football Giants was a delight. That we were able to share in part in many of these endeavors of life and love, was our pleasure, and we cary with us so many wonderful memories.
We also were proud that Buz was a large part, especially as we shared a workplace/office environment with our 2 sons, Bruce and Peter, and we know all too well that both our boys had many a laugh and enjoyed the company of this true renaissance man.

It was a joy to have had Buz come and watch our son Peter quarterback his Championship High School Football team and we know that Peter was so very fond of Buz more than you may know. In our hometown, Huntington has never and never will be the same, as both Buz and Susan were part of the fabric of our town. The introduction to the Cinema Arts and the plays we enjoyed as a foursome, and of course, the Civil War Club at the Book Revue was a wonder to see as Buz held court and immersed himself in these endeavors.
Renee & I will miss Buz, very, very much. His laughter his never being at a loss for a word, to be so naturally able to strike up a conversation and that he was always a caring, thoughtful & kind friend. We send our love to Susan and the entire family, please know that while we are sad today, we smile in thinking of our friend Buz.
Lenny & Renee Burke

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY