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Mehrl Wilson Shultz, Jr.

Born: Mon., Nov. 4, 1935
Died: Sat., Sep. 4, 2010


Visitation

2:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 09, 2010
Location: - Not available -


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Sep. 10, 2010


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Mehrl Wilson Shultz, Jr., died on Saturday, September 4,2010, at Georgetown University
Hospital in Washington, D.C., of an acute brain hemorrhage. He was the beloved husband
of Crissie Ann Kilby Shultz whom he married in 1965. Mehrl and Crissie celebrated 45
years of marriage in August 2010. "Sonny", as most everyone called him, was born in
Frederick on November 4, 1935. The son of the late Merhl W. Shultz, Sr., but survived by
his mother Edith Mackley Shultz. Siblings are: sisters, Gladys Carey and husband
Carlton; Carolyn "Susie" Gordon and husband Joseph "Butch"; and sister-in-law and
brother-in-law, Cindy & Irvin "Skip" Renn, all of Frederick, Sonny is predeceased by a
brother, Carroll Shultz, who passed away in March 2010. Nieces and nephews are: Greg
Carey, Lori Carey Gardner and husband Charlie, Teresa Shultz and friend David Wilcom,
Scott Gordon and wife, Amy, and Jennifer Renn Przybocki and husband Brian and many
great nieces and nephews. Sonny is also survived by a godson, Todd Duane Johnson and
wife Jill.

After graduation from Frederick High School in 1953, Sonny was employed for many years
by the Donald B. Rice Tire & Service Station on South Market Street hill in Frederick.
Later, he joined the local carpenters union of D.C., Virginia, Baltimore and Hagerstown
working on many construction projects throughout those regions. Additionally, Sonny was
associated with R.K.S. Contractors in Frederick until its closing and in the year 2000, he
retired from J.e. Grimberg Construction Company of Rockville, Md.

Sonny served in the #558 Signal Corp and was on active duty at Fort Meade Maryland
during the Cuban Crisis of 1961. He is a member of the Moose Lodge 371 in Frederick
since 1967.

For many seasons, Sonny participated in making apple butter as part of the "Monocacy
Apple Kookers" winning several awards in competition. He had multiple interests. A few
of which were: snowmobiling, hunting and antique shopping, and while Sonny's primary
residence was in Frederick, he, together with family and friends, enjoyed many get-away-
days at his beloved second home on the Chesapeake Bay. He pursued fishing, boating and
crabbing as well as all the pleasures that being by the water offered. A day without blue
grass or country music playing was the exception in his life given that he was an avid fan of
the country performer George Jones. During the NASCAR racing season, Sonny could be
found by the radio or in front of the T.V. with his best friend "Kasey" a little Lhasa Apsos
in his lap. Sonny's presence will be especially missed by special friends Jack and Mary
Louise Johnson, Charlie and Sharon Roderick, Sperry and Christa Storm, Gene and Libby
Abrecht, Dottie Capone, Francis Portner, Kenny and Dottie Brown.

The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick on Thursday, September 9, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9pm, where services will be held Friday, September 10, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Phillip Fogarty officiating.

Interment Rocky Hill Cemetery

Contributions may be expressed, in Sonny’s memory, to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,

11350 Mc Cormick Road, Executive Plaza, III, Suite 100, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

 

 

 

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Cindy Williams
   Posted Tue September 07, 2010
My heartfelt sympathies go out to the entire family, but most especially Aunt Cris Ann. It's been many years since I've seen Uncle Sonny, and like so often happens, I regret that. But time has not erased the happiest of childhood memories which he was a huge part of, especially Easter morning cookouts, in drizzle! While I remember Uncle Sonny with great fondness, his grin and laugh etched deeply on my heart, it is his love for, you, Aunt Cris Ann that I will always remember most. You only had to see him in the room with you, to see how much he loved you. You were the couple that people always wanted to be. I know that love will be with you always. I send my love to you, Aunt Cris Ann, and my deepest sympathy. He was a wonderful man and will be always in my heart.

Bruce Greenwald, MD
   Posted Wed September 08, 2010
Dear Crissie,
We were so sorry to hear of the news about Mehrl. On behalf of my entire staff, I extend our condolences to you and your family. The staff and I always enjoyed seeing Mehrl for a visit. He was always cheerful and upbeat, and I always enjoyed hearing about your place on the water. We will miss him.

Andrea Waldt
   Posted Wed September 08, 2010
Mrs. Shultz,
I was so sorry to receive your email this morning. Mr. Shultz was a wonderful and very gentle patient and I thoroughly enjoyed my interactions with the both of you. It was obvious to see the love that the both of you shared. Mr Shultz certainly was a trooper through all aspects of his illnesses and a fighter until the very end.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories that the both of you shared. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share in the care of your husband.

Andrea Waldt, UMMS

Laura DeLauder Haraway
   Posted Thu September 09, 2010
Dear Crissie; On behalf of myself and my staff, please accept our sincere sympathy. We were so saddened by the word of Mehrl's passing. Fortunately you both had many years of wonderful memories together, and we are sure your place on the water brought you both much happiness. If there is anything we can help you with, please do not hesitate to call our office.
Sincerely, Laura , Nikki, and Heather

Raymond Frye
   Posted Thu September 09, 2010
Hi Crisse,
I am so sorry to hear of the our lost of Sonny. You may not remember me, but Sonny, Lee Portner, Tommy Boyer, and i worked together about 45 years ago at Leisure World. They gave me the nickname (HOG JAWS.) i also worked with Skip, Sonny, and your dad Mr. Kilby when they built the Super 8 motel at FSKMall. I have some trouble getting around and probably won't get into the funeral home. i just want to send my deepest condolence.

 

 
 

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