Daniel M. Schultz, Jr.

By Orleans Hub Posted 31 August 2023 at 7:39 am

LYNDONVILLE/MEDINA- Daniel M. Schultz, Jr. passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2023 after struggling with the devastating effects of Frontotemporal Dementia.

Dan was born in Medina on May 29, 1944 a son to the late Daniel M. Schultz, Sr. and Florence (Kubatek) Schultz Andrews. He graduated from Medina Senior High School in the Class of 1961 before earning a degree in Metallurgy from Erie Community College. He worked extensively in the foundry industry for over 50 years. He began his career at Abex Corporation in Medina, where he became Superintendent of High Integrity Castings. In 1985 he left Abex and Medina to become Senior Manager of Metallurgy & Quality for Johnstown Corporation in Johnstown, PA, a US steel spin off and start-up foundry. Finally, Dan joined Unicast Company in Boyertown, PA in 1999 as their Vice President of Quality, eventually becoming Unicast’s President and CEO before retiring in 2018.

Dan enjoyed being outdoors working in the dirt, listening to great tunes on his stereo, fixing things, problem solving, watching the numbers and his career. He would tell you he “never had a bad day in his life” even when he was sick with dementia.

Besides his parents, Dan was predeceased by his first wife, the former Kathleen (Ford); sister, Linda Flower; and stepfather Edward Andrews.

He is survived by his wife, the former Karen (Collette); his son, Scott (Kathleen) Schultz; daughter, Renee (David) Meese; grandchildren, Mackenzie (Jeremy) Bernstein, Maximilian (Morgan) Meese, Jennifer (Michael) Reznikow and Samantha Schultz; and three great-grandchildren Emme, Elias, Sophie and one more on the way.

His graveside committal service will be held on Thursday, September 14 at 11:00 A.M. in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Medina. A memorial service will also be held on Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 A.M. at the East Shelby Community Bible Church, 5278 E. Shelby Rd., Medina, NY 14103. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina.

The family would like to personally thank the amazing staff of Hospice of Orleans for the wonderful care they provided both Daniel and the family in his final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be greatly appreciated to Hospice of Orleans at www.hospiceoforleans.org. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com