Doane Beal & Ames

729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA


Richard J. Shulten Jr.

October 29, 1964March 19, 2020

Richard J. Shulten was born on October 29, 1964 in Worcester, MA and passed away on March 19, 2020.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Richard J. Shulten Jr.

have a memory or condolence to add?

Lisa Cantwell

March 31, 2020

Mrs. Shulten,
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I grew up with Rich. He was in all my classes at Greendale School. In high school, he was a very close friend...always caring and sweet. He loved his friends and he had many of them.
Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Kristin Paradis

March 30, 2020

Mrs. Shulten I am so sorry to learn of Rich's passing. You and your daughters are in my thoughts and prayers. My memories of Rich are fond.... He will be missed.

Kevin Schiavone

March 29, 2020

Dear Mrs Shulten and family
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Rich. Words cannot say enough. Rich was my best friend, my best man at my Wedding and I share your pain and loss.
Like many friendships, life events, growing up, work, and marriage had limited our contacts to only a few times per year. It was Rich whom made the effort to say hello and tried to keep our once inseparable bond intact, which consisted of Murph ,Tim and Kyle.
I have many fond memories over the years, from childhood to adulthood. We enjoyed watching boxing and wrestling/MMA events, playing golf, and taking drives in the Corvettes to the beach. I will cherish those times at Summer Saltz, and for spending time with you and your family. It saddens me to know, that the last time I would see Rich was 2 years ago at the Cape house. I wish there was any more.
It was only a week before his passing that Rich called me just to say hello and to touch base, and wanted to get together soon to play some golf. It saddens me to know that last time that I would speak to him. I wish there was many more.
Please know that Rich was always a good person in life. He was a loyal friend, and a person you could always count on. Loyal, Respectful, Dependable, Righteous, are some of the words that come to mind, in which he demonstrated in work and in life.
At work, it was the “Shark” who was called upon, when help and actions were needed. He often put himself in harm’s way to protect and serve others. It was this kind of character that your family values had instilled upon him, and is why Rich was a great friend to me and many others.
My deepest and heart felt sympathies
Kevin Schiavone

Rich Deneault

March 28, 2020

My condolences to the Shulten family. Shultzy was a good guy who always made me laugh.

Brian Samela

March 27, 2020

As a former Army officer, I have experienced more loss than one should endure. My saving grace has been to turn those losses into something meaningful. Something memorable. To honor Richard, I want to rekindle relationships that have been written about on this very page. It’s what Rich would have wanted. Would have demanded.

To Kyle Smith, Kevin Schiavone, Tim McDonald and Dan Murphy, please reach out to me. Let’s honor Rich by reuniting to pay our respects to the man we all loved. While it may be a few months until we can get together, let us pledge to do so.


Kyle Smith

March 27, 2020

Mrs. Shulten Paula and Stephanie. My condolences for the loss of Rich. To many memories to list and all were good. Even the bad ones. He was the brother I never had and he will be deeply missed by anyone who knew him. God bless


March 27, 2020

Auntie Lu, Paula and Stephanie,

My deepest condolences on the loss of Rich. As you know, Rich and I were extremely close for more than 40 years. From Worcester to Cape Cod to Westfield and then over 20 years at the courthouse. He was a loyal friend and I will miss him dearly. Rest in Peace, Bro! See you on the other side!

Tracey Perron

March 26, 2020

I have tons of great memories about Rich. So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nick Casello

March 26, 2020

Mrs. Shulten I am sorry about your loss. I had the great opportunity to meet Rich in 1987 where we became friends. Rich was the most influential friend I met. Rich gave me direction and was the reason I had the career I choose . Rich was great friend. God bless you Shark ..

Brian Samela

March 26, 2020

I met Rich the first day of 7th grade at Burncoat Junior High. For the next six years we were the closest of friends and spent most days together. We never had a single argument. We never competed against each other. We always had each other’s back. We shared stories about the first time we kissed a girl, our first dates. We drank our first illicit beers together under a tree behind the Junior High on a sweltering summer night between 7th and 8th grades. Probably a bit too young now that I think about it…

Even after leaving for West Point and Rich leaving for Westfield, we stayed in touch. When I finally was allowed to have a car at school, I’d make the drive to western Mass and hang out with Rich. Summers were spent either heading to the Cape or Hampton Beach. I was just looking at some old photos of Rich, Kyle and myself I front of my brand new Z-28 just before embarking on a road trip to the beach during the summer of 1985. Still beautiful memories…

Rich was at my West Point graduation. He was at my wedding. He was that kind of friend. That kind of guy. As it does, life took us in different directions with careers, marriage and family. But we always managed to find each other every few years to catch up.

It is beyond difficult to come to grips with his passing. But I take solace in knowing that I had the great fortune of growing up with him. Farewell, my friend. Thank you for being a part of my life.

Brian Samela