OBITUARY

Richard E. Schultz Sr.

March 15, 1943May 8, 2019
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Richard E. Schultz, Sr. of Campbell Hall, a long time resident of the area, gave up his fight with cancer and passed away peacefully at his home May 8, 2019. He was the son of Karl and Marion Schultz (Hornik) born March 15, 1943 in New York City. His love of Orange County started at an early age- crossed raised between Washington Heights and summers in Mt. Lodge,Monroe, NY. He was a veteran of the US Army during the Vietnam Era; returning to graduate from Orange County Community College in 1968 where he was elected President of Student Senate.

Dick’s business career began an Wall Street where he became a licensed OTC stock trader in New York and California. After five years, he used his entrepreneurial skills to found Mt. Lodge Office Systems, Inc., of which he was CEO for twenty-five years. During this time he was highly involved in community and civic organizations and received many local and national awards- Rotary, Washingtonville School board, Democratic committee president and candidate, volunteer fireman.

In his late forties, he returned to college and earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Mt. St. Mary’s College in education. He went on to teach and counsel Special Education students in various school districts, including those in a drug rehabilitation facility. After retirement , he wrote and published an historical fiction novel-” The Dutch - Prelude to Their Golden Age” , which fulfilled his lifetime story telling passion. His other passion was Atlantic City slot machines and was able to enjoy them quite frequently. The friends he made at the Golden Nugget will be missed.

He is survived by his wife Nancy (Brown), son Richard, Jr (Rick) and partner Brittani O’Heran , daughters Susan and Kimberly (Christopher Hoover), beloved grandchildren- Tara and Judah and sisters Marion Winkler (Larry) and Deborah Lichtward and many cousins, nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews He is predeceased by his parents, Karl and Marion Schultz; in laws , David and Ruth Brown; brothers Eugene Schulz and Sonny Schultz, sister Barbara Byers and Brother-in-law Fred Lichtward.

Visitation will be Friday May 10, 4-8 pm at David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North Street, Washingtonville, NY. Funeral service will be Saturday May 11, at 11:00 am at the funeral home; Interment will follow at Hamptonburgh Cemetery in Campbell Hall, NY. To leave an online condolence please visit www.davidtfergusonfh.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Burial Following Funeral Service Saturday, May 11, 2019

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Pam Mather-Cathy

May 15, 2019

So sorry for your loss.
Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of Dick's life.
I went to OCCC 1967-8 . I was kind of shocked to see the obit in the paper.
That smile is how I remember him. It was a time of being young, and passionate about our beliefs. We were in many classes together and had friends and politics in common. After college we all go our separate ways and lose touch with friends that shared so much during those turbulent times. Dick worked hard to do good where he was and always was a supportive friend who was not afraid to stand up for what he thought was right.
I'm happy to see that young man had such a rich and loving life. I'm not surprised that he continued his education and community service. Glad that he continued his writing, too!
I know you will miss him but it seems there is much to celebrate of your time with him .

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Biography

Richard E. Schultz, Sr. of Campbell Hall, a long time resident of the area, gave up his fight with cancer and passed away peacefully at his home May 8, 2019. He was the son of Karl and Marion Schultz (Hornik) born March 15, 1943 in New York City. His love of Orange County started at an early age- crossed raised between Washington Heights and summers in Mt. Lodge,Monroe, NY. He was a veteran of the US Army during the Vietnam Era; returning to graduate from Orange County Community College in 1968 where he was elected President of Student Senate.
Dick’s business career began an Wall Street where he became a licensed OTC stock trader in New York and California. After five years, he used his entrepreneurial skills to found Mt. Lodge Office Systems, Inc., of which he was CEO for twenty-five years. During this time he was highly involved in community and civic organizations and received many local and national awards- Rotary, Washingtonville School board, Democratic committee president and candidate, volunteer fireman.
In his late forties, he returned to college and earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Mt. St. Mary’s College in education. He went on to teach and counsel Special Education students in various school districts, including those in a drug rehabilitation facility.
After retirement , he wrote and published an historical fiction novel-” The Dutch - Prelude to Their Golden Age” , which fulfilled his lifetime story telling passion. His other passion was Atlantic City slot machines and was able to enjoy them quite frequently. The friends he made at the Golden Nugget will be missed.
He is survived by his wife Nancy (Brown), son Richard, Jr (Rick) and partner Brittani O’Heran , daughters Susan and Kimberly (Christopher Hoover), beloved grandchildren- Tara and Judah and sisters Marion Winkler (Larry) and Deborah Lichtward and many cousins, nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews He is predeceased by his parents, Karl and Marion Schultz; in laws , David and Ruth Brown; brothers Eugene Schulz and Sonny Schultz, sister Barbara Byers and Brother-in-law Fred Lichtward.