CONNEAUT — Robert C. Schultz, age 88, of South Ridge Road East, Conneaut, died peacefully in his home on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
Robert was born February 27, 1924, in Girard, Pa., the son of Lawrence and Beatrice (nee Scott) Schultz. He attended Conneaut Schools and resided in Conneaut most of his life. Mr. Schultz was U.S. Army Veteran, serving in World War II as a railroad engineer in the China Burma India Theater.
Bob was employed with the Bessemer Railroad and Union Carbide as a radio repair man. He owned and operated Campers Corner in North Kingsville for many years before retiring to Conneaut. He enjoyed being a ham radio operator, known by the call name of W8ERQ. His hobbies included television repair work, repairing and rebuilding antique radios. Bob also built and flew his own airplane.
He was a member of the Church of God, the American Legion Cowle Post #151, Moose Lodge #472, the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #256 and the radio club.
He is survived by his son, Ronald of Nevada; daughter, Robyn of Ashtabula; sister, Marion Barton of Ashtabula; grandchildren, Robbie, Carrie, Ronald Jr., Amy and Christine; several great-grandchildren; and his caregiver, Debbie Durrant of Conneaut.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Elsie D. Schultz, whom he was married to for 43 years.
A memorial service and burial of ashes at St. Joseph Cemetery will be announced at a later date.
The family will designate memorials in memory of Bob when the date and time of services are announced.
Arrangements are entrusted to THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main St., Conneaut.
Obituary and condolences at www.thompson-smithfuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.