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Gary C. Schultz
  • American Cancer Society
    525 North Broad Street
    Canfield, OH 44406

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“Gary was such a pleasure to deal with at Cuyahoga Hills JCF. He was a great inspiration to others and always had a smile on his face. He will be...Read More »
1 of 44 | Posted by: Marlea Baker - Columbus, OH

“This has been the hardest thing for me to do, but I know I have to come to the realization that you are gone. Gary it was such a pleasure to be your...Read More »
2 of 44 | Posted by: Lynnita Martin - Cleveland, OH

“So sorry. ”
3 of 44 | Posted by: Art Mirto - Austintown, OH

“Dear Michelle and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Though I did not know Gary well, whenever I saw him, which was every once in awhile,...Read More »
4 of 44 | Posted by: Marylee Richards - Kent, DE

“Gary and I were college friends at Kent State. We went to some of my sorority formals together. Gary was a lost of fun and always positive. I am so...Read More »
5 of 44 | Posted by: Renee Heller - Solon, OH - Friend

“Gary was a student of mine at Maple Hts. High School. In our 1981 yearbook we dedicated a page highlighting his skating talents as ice dancer. I...Read More »
6 of 44 | Posted by: Theresa Zucco Pabin - Avon, OH

“I worked with Gary at Cuyahoga Hills JCF. He was a very positive and supportive person. Every time I needed help he would go out of his way to assist...Read More »
7 of 44 | Posted by: Erin Bell - Cleveland, OH

“When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Memories are the legacy of love. Gary was truly and genuinely a...Read More »
8 of 44 | Posted by: Cheryl Krupp - Richfield, OH

“May God bless the Schultz family with His strength and peace during this time. I worked with Gary almost 7 years and he was a good mentor, always...Read More »
9 of 44 | Posted by: Ramona Gayheart - Coworker

“Mr.Schultz was a good person that I had the pleasure of knowing,he always had good things to talk about and a smile on his face. I am going to miss...Read More »
10 of 44 | Posted by: Pamela Mockabee - Cleveland, OH


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12 of 44 | Posted by: C Schultz

“Mr. Schultz was a very nice and kind man. He trained me throughout some of my job assignments while working here. I found Gary, easy to talk with,...Read More »
13 of 44 | Posted by: Diane Rhodes - Highland Hills, OH

“I danced with Gary at a New year eve party to the song Moondance . It was like ice skating and we laughed and laughed! The song always reminds me of...Read More »
14 of 44 | Posted by: Susie Jolley - Mansfield, OH

“Gary was a kind, funny, considerate person who will be greatly missed. When I first started working with him 7 years ago, he was always helpful and...Read More »
15 of 44 | Posted by: Rosemary Crone - Highland Hills, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
16 of 44 | Posted by: Kim, Kory, Jenna Senderling - OH

“" Dear Schultz family. My prayer are with you at this difficult time . Keep in mind God's book of remembrance in which he will call those listed...Read More »
17 of 44 | Posted by: A friend

“Gary was a ray of sunshine. He had a ready smile for all and his kindness will never be forgotten. Shine on... ”
18 of 44 | Posted by: Cheryl Schwebs - Columbia Station, OH

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Gary. Gary was an incredible man and such a great asset to Youth Services. My thoughts and prayers go out to...Read More »
19 of 44 | Posted by: Jane Eclem - Massillon, OH

“Gary,I don't quite know how to deal with situations like this so I'm writing to you. I guess this falls in line with our goofiness, so you'll...Read More »
20 of 44 | Posted by: Brian Csejtey - Moreland Hills, OH

“I was shocked to hear the news of Gary's passing. My condolences to his friends and family. He was a very likeable guy. Any time that I would see...Read More »
21 of 44 | Posted by: Amy Schellhammer - Columbus, OH

“A TRUE Indians Fan Through & Through. Your positive, supportive smile always remembered & always missed. ”
22 of 44 | Posted by: Karen Ford - Cleveland, OH

“Michelle- we are so sorry for you and your families loss. Gary was a wonderful father and husband. ”
23 of 44 | Posted by: Julie Coffee - Kent - Friend

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
24 of 44 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

“I will always remember Gary as not only a humanitarian, but one with humor as well. He was, by far, "aces high" in my book of professional memories....Read More »
25 of 44 | Posted by: Marci Sutherland - Dunedin, FL

“Although I retired four year ago, I always appreciated the friendship and support Gary gave to me while We were at CHJCF. A kind and competent...Read More »
26 of 44 | Posted by: Rita Politzer - OH - Coworker

“To the family,I pray that God will continue to give you inner peace that surpass all understanding. I will miss my friend, team player, and special...Read More »
27 of 44 | Posted by: Mary Johnson - Highland Hills, OH

“My condolences to the Shultz family. Mr. Shultz was a good. person, He made himself approachable to everyone. I will miss him very much, he could...Read More »
28 of 44 | Posted by: Carolyn Hardley - Ckeve., OH

“I am in shock and heartbroken of the loss of such a special person! He will truly be missed. God Bless and keep the family, friends and coworkers...Read More »
29 of 44 | Posted by: Debbie Alessio - Gahanna, OH

“Thank you Mr. Schultz for my Indians Jersey, I always had your back with those Indians and as a result you gave me an "Indian s Jersey (which I will...Read More »
30 of 44 | Posted by: Dorothy Chapman - OH - Coworker

“Gary; Rest In Peace Friend!Always will remember our families getting together at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years (in our younger years). Good...Read More »
31 of 44 | Posted by: Debra Maynard - Mentor, OH

“Gary hired me in 2002 as the Food Service Director at Cuyahoga Hills, starting my 6 year career in corrections. Gary was an amazing mentor, boss,...Read More »
32 of 44 | Posted by: Cindy Alekna - Green, OH

“He will be missed RIH ”
33 of 44 | Posted by: faye long - Cleveland, OH

“I have known Gary for 24 years working with him at ODRC and then at ODYS. He was my friend and truly an amazing person.My sincere condolences to his...Read More »
34 of 44 | Posted by: Jim Ferrell - Howard, OH - Friend

“Gary was my mentor and friend. Gary would have morning coffee with me and we would discuss the important things in life, Family, The Indians and...Read More »
35 of 44 | Posted by: Anthony Pacifico - Chesterland, OH

“I was a co worker of Gary's for the last three years, he was genuinely a nice guy,a hard worker and he cared about all who worked with him ! Rest in...Read More »
36 of 44 | Posted by: Jason Wiseman - mansfield, OH

“I thank God for blessing me with the.chance to work for such a knowledgeable person.you will truly be missed.Rest in Heaven my freind. ”
37 of 44 | Posted by: Jeff Blackman - Maple hts, OH

“A real good friend and co-worker.May God bless your family. RIH ”
38 of 44 | Posted by: FRANK Sims - STREETSBORO, OH

“As an undergraduate at Kent State University, Gary dated my Graduate Assistant, Michelle! He adored Michelle. I knew they were meant for each...Read More »
39 of 44 | Posted by: Gail Hull - Frisco, TX - Friend

“Prayers for Gary's friends and family. I will always remember him as a humble, quiet and very talented young man. God has taken another angel! ”
40 of 44 | Posted by: Felicia Harris - Atlanta, GA

“Dear Shelly and children, I have fond memories of Gary at the Stresings' house, always happy, always upbeat, the best of friends to Dave and Diane...Read More »
41 of 44 | Posted by: Debra-Lynn Hook - kent - Friend

“Prayers for Gary and his family and friends. ”
42 of 44 | Posted by: Tracy Sniadach-Cox - Alpharetta, GA

“My heart skipped a beat when I saw this. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
43 of 44 | Posted by: Holly Hill-Kutil - Classmate

“Gary and I worked together for a short time at Lorain correctional institution, and the again nine years later at Cuyahoga hills juvenile...Read More »
44 of 44 | Posted by: Pam Winkler - Middleburg Heights, OH


Gary C. Schultz, 53, of Kent, died Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Cleveland Clinic Foundation following a fierce battle with cancer.

He was born November 13, 1963 in Bedford, to Robert and Myra (Linehan) Schultz. Gary graduated from Kent State University with a BS degree in Criminal Justice in 1988. He worked a combined 28 years for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections and the Ohio Department of Youth Services most recently serving as the Fiscal Program Manager at the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility. He humbly received many awards and honors over the years to recognize the positive impact he made with the youth, adults and the facilities he served.
Gary had a positive outlook, a love of all people he met, was a devoted family man, a lifelong Indians fan, a walking encyclopedia of Marvel and DC comics, and a superhero to many.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle (Cope) Schultz, whom he married on March 17, 1990; son, Ryan Schultz of Kent; daughter, Taylor Schultz of Kent; father, Robert (Donna) Schultz of Brecksville; brothers, Robert (Cindy) Schultz and Jeff (Ellie) Schultz; sister-in-law, Holly (Ron) Hoover; brothers-in-law, Don (Mandy) Cope, Bruce (Desiree Watson) Baumgardner; step-brothers, Michael and David Hajek; step-sisters, Abigail (Gary) Oberc, Holly (Riles) Reilly, Heidi (Jonathan) Polcen and Jeannine (Frank) Mroczka. He was preceded in death by his mother, Myra Schultz In 1997.

Calling hours will be held 7-9 PM Friday, January 6th at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent, where funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, January 7th with Kevin O'Brien officiating. Private burial will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 525 North Broad Street, Canfield, OH 44406.