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Rudolph A. Schultz

June 11, 1927 — February 4, 2006

Rudolph A. Schultz

Rudolph A. (Rudy) Schultz Dover---Rudy Schultz, 78, of 10 Roberts Rd, Dover NH, died at Bellamy Fields on February 4th after a long illness. Born in Manhattan on June 11, 1927, he was the son of Edward and Emma (Scubic) Schultz. He grew up in the Bronx, leaving to go into the Army in 1945. After the war he reenlisted and served in Panama running a fishing boat for the Army brass. He took advantage of the GI Bill to attend Paul Smith’s College in Saranac Lake, NY. Being one who loved the great outdoors, especially fishing and hunting, he moved to Wyoming. When in the summer of 1954 he met a girl who was working a summer job near Yellowstone Park, he wooed and won her then transferred with the telephone company to New Hampshire where she lived. They were married the day after Christmas the following year. He worked for the telephone company for 33 years, first as a lineman then as a foreman and a contract work inspector. He moved his family to a home on the Piscataqua River that he loved in 1968. Here his enjoyment of fishing, boating and home improvement projects fulfilled his life. Rudy was an active member of First Parish Church, serving on the Board of Deacons, singing in the choir for over 20 years and when he retired, working as Mr. Fixit The people and productions of Garrison Players were very important in his life. His strong baritone was heard in numerous musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof, Dead Wood Dick, and Man of La Mancha and his talents also extended to participating on the team as a builder of sets. He is survived by his wife, Ann (Danforth) Schultz; daughter Joanne Schultz Conroy, her husband, James and grandsons Zachary and Alexander of Far Hills, New Jersey; son, Eric Edward Schultz, his wife, Susan and grandsons, Nicholas and Benjamin of New London, NH; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of Rudy’s life on Saturday, February 11 at 11 AM, at the First Parish Church, 218 Central Avenue, Dover, at the corner of Silver Street. Rev. David Slater will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Parish Church building fund at 218 Central Avenue, Dover, NH, 03820, The Garrison Players, P.O. Box 124, Dover, NH, 03820 or Ragged Mountain Fish and Game Club, Waterfront Committee, P.O. Box 1938, Andover, NH 02357.
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