ROBERT GRANT SCHULTZ 1960 - 2016 Salem - It is with deep sadness that the family of Robert Grant Schultz, 55, share that Bobby passed away at his parents' home after a courageous battle with cancer on October 12, 2016. He was surrounded with full time care and the love and support of his family and many friends. Bobby was born November 3, 1960 in New London, CT and lived most of his life in Salem. He leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Joyce Schultz and their two devoted children, Jason Schultz and Janet Schultz of Salem. He is the son of Evelyn and William Schultz of Salem. He is also survived by his sister Barbara Schultz and brother William Schultz II and wife Debbie. He also leaves behind his sister-in-law Edwina Callaghan and her husband George and his beloved nephews and nieces Aaron Rekas, Ashley Miller, Shawn, Jaime, and Grace Callaghan, Kevin Callaghan and fiancé Meggan Shafer, and William Schultz and Margaret Schultz. He also leaves behind lifelong best friend John Muscarella. Bobby attended Norwich Free Academy, was a Junior Firefighter at the Gardner Lake Fire Company, and worked as a Union Iron Worker for Local 15. He was an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman. Bobby was a member of the Colchester Fish and Game Club, the Maine Trappers Association, and the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association. He shared his love and knowledge of the outdoors with his wife and children. He loved his German Short Haired Pointers and his hunting and fishing trips to Maine and Montana. Throughout his life, he loved having friends and family in his home which was always filled with laughter, good food, and great memories. He will be sadly missed. A graveside service will be held Saturday October 22, 2016 at 11.00 a.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery in Colchester, CT. Reception to follow at Colchester Fish and Game Club on Old Amston Road in Colchester, CT. The Belmont Funeral Home has been entrusted with Bobby's care.
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