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Horace I. "Doc" Shultz Jr., 88, of Sunbury, passed away on Monday, Aug. 30, 2016, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was born July 3, 1928, in Sunbury, a son of the late Horace and Leona (Seibert) Shultz. He was married to the former Lois A. Love who preceded him in death on May 9, 2012.

Horace was a graduate of Sunbury High School and Bucknell University. While at Bucknell he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Golden Gloves Boxing Team, and had served with the Army Air Corp during World War II.
He was employed by the Milton Machine Co., Arrow Shirt Co., Yorktowne Cabinet Co., and lastly was the owner and operator of Loanne Manufacturing Co., Bloomsburg.
He was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Sunbury and was active in many church activities. He was a member and past exalted ruler of the Sunbury Elks Lodge, a member of the American Legion Post 201, Sunbury, the Americus Hose Co., Sunbury and the Paddy Mountain Boys Rod and Gun Club. He served as a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts in Sunbury.
Horace enjoyed hunting and gardening.

He is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jean Shultz, of Port Trevorton, Jay and Kimberly Shultz, of Cogan Station, Avery Shultz, of Sunbury, Eric and Heather Shultz, of Paxinos and Hugh and Sharon Shultz, of Williamsport; and 16 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert; and two sisters, Ruth Conrad and Helen Boardman.

A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Otterbein United Methodist Church, Fourth and Vine streets, Sunbury.

In lieu of flowers friends are asked to make donations to the Otterbein United Methodist Church.
Published on August 31, 2016
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