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Watertown Daily Times (NY) - November 12, 2007

Deceased Name: NORMAN C. SCHULZ


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 Lowville Baptist Church with the Rev. Everett Reed, pastor, officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Croghan Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery .

Mr. Schulz died Saturday at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare Center , 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 Livingston Manor Central School . In 1960, he and his wife traveled to Dreux , France , 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 France he did graduate work in French civilization at Sorbonne University of Paris.

The couple returned to the United States 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 Beaver River Central School , Beaver Falls , 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 Main Street 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 "Goober" Hoch.

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 Lowville Baptist Church , 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 Beaver Falls High School in 1948, received a bachelor's degree in 1952 from Cortland State Teachers College and a master's degree in 1960 from the University of Minnesota , Minneapolis , both in health and physical education.

He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He entered Sept. 20, 1952, at Quantico , Va. , and served with the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Battalion, 7th Regiment, at Camp LeJune , N.C. , and Camp Pendleton , Calif. He was honorably discharged as a captain Sept. 15, 1954.

He married Mary E. Fuller on July 2, 1960, at the Sandy Creek Methodist Church .

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 and nephews.

Two brothers died before him - Vernon 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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