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Ernest L. Schultz, age 78, husband of the late Nancy L. (Seasholtz) Schultz, of Sanatoga, passed away Saturday in PMMC.

Born in Gilbertsville, he was the son of the late Percy and Emma (Simmons) Schultz.

He worked at the former Boyertown Casket Co., in Boyertown for over 40 years, while also working at the Gilbertsville Golf Course for many years during that same time.  In addition to that he also worked at the former Williams Pontiac in Gilbertsville, now known as Patriot Buick, GMC, and most recently Ernie worked at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, in Pottstown, Boyertown, and Royersford, taking care of all the lawns, flower beds and all outdoor needs, for the past 12 years.  He truly loved his job, and loved to maintain these properties in his meticulous, fussy way.  He was that way no matter what job he was doing. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Pottstown.

Ernie also enjoyed golfing, bowling, and in his younger days, playing baseball well into his 30’s in the Pottstown and Boyertown area’s. In addition, he also loved hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends at a hunting camp in the mountains, known as “Chipmunk Lodge”.  Ernie was also known as a big Phillies fan his entire life. Nothing could stand in the way of him watching the Phillies play ball. His wish came true when the Phillies won the 2008 World Series.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda wife of Terry Neiman, of Pottstown, Cindy wife of David Bush, of Gilbertsville, and Mindy wife of Gregg S. Catagnus, of Gilbertsville, along with a sister, Beaulah Gamler, of Gilbertsville.  Also surviving are five grandchildren, Brad and Bret Neiman, Ashley Bush, and Gregory and Danielle Catagnus, in addition to a great grandson, Hunter Scott Neiman.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown, with the Rev. Peter Hutchinson, officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown.  Friends may call on Thursday from 9 to 10:15 AM at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in his memory to:  St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 High St., Pottstown, Pa.  19464.

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