Paul Joseph Schultz “PePaw”, 89, passed away December 31, 2017 peacefully at his home in Walker, La. Born in New Orleans on March 30, 1928, he was a longtime resident of Arabi in St. Bernard Parish. He graduated from Redemptorist High School of New Orleans in 1946 and served as a Corporal in the U. S. Army from 1950-1952 during the Korean War. Throughout his life he had many accomplishments and occupations, but his greatest passions were his dancing, music, and being an animated storyteller. For 41 years, he sang and played the piano, bass, and drums with The Skylarks band in the Swamp Room to the Four Penguins in the Alibi Room among many others ensembles. Another of his favorite times was dancing the nights away on the Steamer President on the Mississippi river. Throughout his life the storytelling of all of his adventures became a strong staple his family and friends could rely upon and enjoy. He always had a twinkle in his eye and a story to tell. Along with his family, these were the definitive lights of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Julius Schultz and Elma Martin Schultz, and brother Herbert Schultz. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Grace Misuraca Schultz. He is survived by his sister Elma Schultz Vale; his two sons, Paul Jay Schultz (Ann), and Randall John Schultz (Karen). His 7 grandchildren, Derek P. Schultz (Rebecca), Heidi S. Sperandeo (Bobby), Erika S. Saltzberg (David), Heather S. Rizzo (Jeff), Kara S. Cheek (Benjamin), Holli Schultz, and Kayce S. Millet (Lucas). His is also survived by his 11 Great Grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Daniel Schultz, Kylie and Kaisley Sperandeo, Caleb, Riley, and Flynn Saltzberg, Ariah and Tye Cheek, Abram and Evangeline Millet, as well as many in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews whom he loved dearly.
The family wishes to thank all of the Medical Staff and many health professionals for their compassion and care of our father/grandfather. The funeral services will be on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, N.O. La. 70124. Visitation will be from 9am-11am with a Catholic Mass at 11am with Interment to follow. Pallbearers will be Derek Schultz, Bobby Sperandeo, David Saltzberg, Jeff Rizzo, Benjamin Cheek, Lucas Millet, and George Freeman. In a contribution to his memory, one-day, please dance to the song he used to sing to our Mother/Grandmother while walking her home from work when they were very young, “You’ll Never Know” by Alice Faye (1943) and he will be dancing with you. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at www.greenwoodfh.com.