William “Bill” J. Schultz, 82, of Bethel Park PA, passed away peacefully March 29th 2022, at 11:00pm. He was born September 23rd 1939 in Homewood to the late William F. and Edith Schultz. Bill (called Bunky in his youth) graduated from Westinghouse High School, where he excelled in playing the French horn and applied that talent to playing with the Pittsburgh Rockets Drum Corps from 1957 to 1969. A self-proclaimed master cook at Eat'n Park in his youth, he decided to join the Navy in 1963 and was assigned to the USS Great Sitkin. Upon returning to Pittsburgh, he found himself working at Horne’s Department Store downtown where he worked his way up to regional buyer, where legend has it, he brought Godiva chocolate to the United States. While working at Horne’s, he met his wife of 52 years, Patricia Schultz (nee Hudock). Leaving Horne’s in 1975 to spend more time with his family, he worked as a sales representative with other companies, and independently until his retirement. Following retirement, Bill took great pride and enjoyment in volunteering at SHIM in Bethel Park. Bill has been a member of the American Legion in Bethel Park, a soccer coach, backyard camper, boy scout leader, and loved his Peanuts display for the holidays. Among his most valued hobbies is being a grandfather to six grandchildren. Bill was a fun loving character, who loved to talk and laugh with people, teaching his kids the value of work integrated with fun, and took pride in his family and integrity.
He is survived by his wife Pat Schultz of Bethel Park, sisters Mary Lou Streiner of Bethel Park and Karen (Jim) Palestra of Plum, daughter Laura (Chris) Reese with grandchildren Amelia, Xavier, Georgia, & Sadie of Cranberry Twp., and son William ‘Eric’ (Lori) Schultz with grandchildren Theresa & Edith of Franklin Park, and nieces Vicky Schreiber and Gail Southern.
Friends will be received Sunday, April 3rd, from to 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the David J. Henney Funeral Home, 6364 Library Rd (RT 88), South Park, PA., where a Funeral Service will be held Monday at 11:00 am. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Park with Full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shimcares.org or the woundedwarriorproject.org. www.davidhenneyfuneralhome.com
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