Frederik Emil Schultz
Fred Schultz, 72, lost his 14-month-long battle with pancreatic cancer and died quietly in Berkeley, California on September 11.
Born October 25, 1944 in Joplin, Missouri, Schultz graduated from Burnt Hills High School near Schenectady, New York and Athens State University, Alabama, where he majored in English.
Schultz served in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam in 1966-67.
He undertook graduate work in English Literature at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
For seven years he was employed by the North Carolina State Arts Council in Raleigh, as a community arts consultant.
In 1982, Schultz moved to Oakland, California to work as a consultant managing an international sculpture conference, an American Craft Council conference, other arts events and public relations contracts. He began working for Life West Chiropractic College, Hayward, in 1987 and directed public relations, alumni affairs and fundraising there until his retirement in 2010.
Schultz married his wife Rita Harrington in 1984. They made their home in Oakland until retirement in 2010. They then moved to San Juan Cosala at Lake Chapala and enjoyed making many new friends, volunteering in community projects and traveling in Mexico and other countries.
Schultz is survived by his wife Rita of San Juan Cosala; brother Frank Schultz and his wife Mei Chen of San Francisco; niece Chantelle Schultz; and several first cousins, including Sherolyn Gregory of Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Ajijic.
An informal celebration of Schultz’s life will be held on his birthday, Wednesday, October 25, 6 p.m. at Viva Mexico Restaurant in San Juan Cosala. All friends are welcome to attend.