Richard H. “Shutty” Schott, 82, of Gilbertsville, husband of Helen M. (Ryzner) Schott, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 25th at his home.

Born in Boyertown, he was the son of the late Harvey and Ella (Dotterer) Schott.

Richard was a 1947 graduate of Boyertown High School where he was on both the football and basketball team.  He worked for Bethlehem Steel for 27 years and most recently 15 years as the groundskeeper at the Boyertown High School Athletic Fields. He loved to watch both the American Legion and high school baseball teams. Richard was an Army veteran serving during post World War II and a member of ST. Columbkill RC Church.

Surviving with his wife of 61 years is daughter Kathy Rice, wife of Mark, of Schwenksville; and grandchildren Dillon and Danielle Rice. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Stanley Schott and sisters Iva Weller, Alma Hallman, Edith Cressman and Anna Kirk.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 30, 11:00AM at ST. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown, with Fr, Martin Kern officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 10:45AM at the church. Burial will follow in ST. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown.

Memorial donations may be made in Richard’s name to ST. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown, PA 19512 or National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

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