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Richard Lee “Dick” Schulz, 78, of Newberry Township in Manchester, Pa., died Aug. 16, 2012, at his home with his wife by his side. He suffered from a stroke in March 2010 and ultimately succumbed to heart failure.
He is survived by Gail Francis, his wife of 38 years; a son, Richard Carl and daughter-in-law, Shannon Elizabeth, of Mechanicsville; a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Ann of Leonardtown; his favorite Siamese cat, Kameco; his brother, Carl A. Schulz Jr. and sister-in-law, Judy, of Norfolk, Va.; nephews, Jeff and Kirk; niece, Lisa; and their children. He was preceded in death by his younger son, David William, who died Dec. 10, 1993, at the age of 13.
Born in Holland, Mich., he was a 1952 graduate of Holland High School. His bachelor of arts degree was earned in 1956 at Hope College in Holland. His master of science degree was earned in 1959 from Florida State University. He continued his education in math and physics at Texas A&M and North Carolina Chapel Hill.
He taught mathematics and physics at Western Carolina College, Trenton Junior College (now Mercer College) in New Jersey and Paul Smiths College in New York. In 1984, he moved his family to Maryland, where he taught at the College of Southern Maryland. He retired in 2001.
Always involved in various sports his entire life, he settled on golf as his main hobby and enjoyed many days on the course, especially after retiring and moving to Pennsylvania with his wife in 2001. He also enjoyed the theater, performing in numerous productions throughout his life. He performed in theater with his wife until the children came along and then sang alongside her in the St. Anne’s Church Choir for numerous years.
He loved life, his family and had an amazing sense of humor.
A memorial service will be at St. Anne’s Church in Charlotte Hall, as he wished, with the date to be determined. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Anne’s Church, P.O. Box 289, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.
Arrangements are being handled by William E. Little Funeral Homes Inc. in Manchester.