A prayer service for Norman C. Schulz, 77, of
5781 Brookside Circle
, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, followed
by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the
with the Rev. Everett Reed, pastor, officiating. Burial with military
honors will be in
Mr. Schulz died Saturday at Faxton-St. Luke's
, New Hartford.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday
and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Croghan.
He was a physical education teacher, high
school coach and business owner. From 1954 to 1960 he was an athletic
coach and physical education instructor at
. In 1960, he and his wife traveled to
, where Mr. Schulz taught physical education at the American school at
Dreux Air Force Base. He served as athletic director, and basketball and
soccer coach at the base high school until 1962. While in
he did graduate work in French civilization at Sorbonne University of
The couple returned to the
in 1962 and he became a coach and physical education teacher at the
Rochester City School System, coaching swimming, soccer, cross-country,
track and field, and basketball until 1971. He accepted a coaching
position in 1971 at
, where he was in charge of the school's swimming program. He retired from
teaching in 1977.
In 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Schulz opened Schulz's
Ice Cream on
in Croghan, which they operated until 1977, when they built and opened
Schulz's Fastidious Foods, also in Croghan. They sold the well-known north
country establishment in 1989 to longtime employee Ralph
In 1990, Mr. Schulz, in partnership with Bob
Lyndaker and Bob Chamberlain, built and began operating Crystal Acres
Driving Range on Route 812 in New Bremen.
He was a member of the
, a member and past president of the Lewis County Chapter of Commerce, and
member and past president of the Croghan Lions Club. He was a life member
of the Marine Corps League of Lowville and Beaver River American Legion
Post 1663 in Croghan. He was a former member of the board of directors for
the Black River-St. Lawrence Industrial Planning Board. He was active in
community affairs for many years and was instrumental in the creation of
the Croghan Village Recreation Area. He enjoyed many hobbies and
interests, especially golf, crossword puzzles and traveling.
Born Sept. 21, 1930, in West Carthage, son of
Herman J. and Rozella Brothers Schulz, he graduated from
in 1948, received a bachelor's degree in 1952 from
and a master's degree in 1960 from the
, both in health and physical education.
He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean
War. He entered Sept. 20, 1952, at
, and served with the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Battalion, 7th Regiment, at
He was honorably discharged as a captain Sept. 15, 1954.
He married Mary E. Fuller on July 2, 1960, at
Surviving besides his wife are a son and his
wife, John L. and Shelley, Pound Ridge; two daughters and a son-in-law,
Ann E. and Brent Gerber, Bluffton, Ind., and Annette M. Schulz, Richmond,
Ind.; two brothers, Kenneth P., Ellington, Conn., and Ralph B., Lowville;
two sisters, Doris Harris, Castorland, and H. Jennie Gerber, Decatur,
Ind.; five grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren and several nieces
Two brothers died before him -
in 1994, and Carl "Doc" in 1971.
Donations may be made to Hirshberg Foundation
(for pancreatic cancer research), 2990 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 300C, Los
Angeles, Calif. 90064; Lewis County Friends of Hospice, P.O. Box 266,
Lowville, N.Y. 13367; or a charity of one's choice.
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