Obituary of Gerard Schultz
Dr. Gerard E. Schultz was born in Buffalo, New York on May 10, 1925 the son of Gerard E. Schultz Sr. and M. Dolores Schultz (Dunlop). He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Jeanne Tidd and Marjorie Schultz. Gerry left our world to walk with Jesus on October 22, 2018. Gerry married the love of his life, Elizabeth Jane Schultz (Hiemenz) on June 26, 1948. Together they have five children Judith (Ted Kulesa), Gerard Schultz (Judy Salerno), Tina (Edward Mastin), Robert Schultz (formerly married to Susan Trapp), Marybeth (John Reed). There are nine grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Gerry attended Public School #48 and later attended St. Joseph Collegiate Institute. He received his Doctor of Medicine in 1951 from SUNY at Buffalo. In 1952, Gerry received his degree for the practice of surgery and medicine also from SUNY at Buffalo. Gerry became a Life Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Charter Fellow Member in 1972. He was honored with a Bachelor of Science degree from Canisius College of Buffalo in 2003. Dr. Schultz was licensed to practice medicine in both New York and Florida. Gerry honorably served his Country in WWII as a naval officer assigned to the USS Topeka. His service included the occupation of Japan. Gerry was instrumental in the development and construction of Emerald Tower, a condominium community in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida and a partner in Bentley’s Restaurant, North Palm Beach, Florida. Dr. Schultz was a long-time physician in Cheektowaga, New York. He was on the staff of both Sister’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital. His medical career began as an intern at South Buffalo Mercy Hospital as an Emergency Room physician. Photography and automobiles were a passion for his adult life. He was a member of several clubs related to each. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.