Jerry H. Shultz, 81, of Meyersdale, died December 11, 2021 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Born November 25, 1940 in Meyersdale the son of John H. and Hilda (Ebaugh) Shultz.
Preceded in death by his parents; wife: Bertha (Colflesh) Shultz; sisters: Sandy Jenkins and Judy Ann Bolden.
Survived by his children: William R. Shultz, and Debra F. Boyce and husband Brett, all Meyersdale; grandchildren: BJ Shultz, Jennifer Harbaugh, and Drew Holler; 4 great grandchildren: Hunter and Kyra Harbaugh, and Zeke and Athena Holler; sisters: Janet Wood and Linda Javan; brother-in-law: George Jenkins. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, two special neighbor girls, Mya and Katelyn Hay, and special friend Shirley Baker.
1959 graduate of Meyersdale High School. A United States Army veteran, where he served in Japan during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Meyersdale Moose Lodge #76, and the Meyersdale American Legion, Post 112. He attended Amity United Church of Christ, Meyersdale.
Jerry's grandson, Drew Holler, expresses this about him: "Many people knew Jerry, whether they realized it or not. He would often be found at various sporting events in Meyersdale, and was usually the one shouting at the umpire, or telling his grandson to try hitting the ball out of the infield next time. Which for the record, I'm his grandson. Though he was my Pap, he was often referred to as Pap by players and supporters of the Meyersdale baseball team, because, he didn't just support me and cheer me on; he supported everyone and became part of the team. He was passionate, one of a kind, and always found a way to make people laugh. Pap was always there for me, even if it was just eating a bowl of ice cream and watching a Pirates game together. He liked being out and about and socializing with people, no matter the place, he talked to anyone and everyone. He adored his great-grandchildren and I feel sorry that they will never have the opportunity to know him like I knew him. But I'm fortunate that they got to meet him and bring each other joy even if just for a short time. Though I'm saddened to be writing this, I will cherish the time I got to spend with him. I know he is at peace, and possibly pulling some strings in Heaven to finally get us another Pirates championship. Until we meet again...we love you "Pap"."
Friends will be received 3-5 & 6-8 p.m. Friday, at Price Funeral Service, Inc., Meyersdale, where the funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, with Rev. Connie Garlick and Pastor Gabe Yoder officiating. Memorial contributions may be given in his name to the Meyersdale Area Athletic Boosters.
Price Funeral Service, Inc., Meyersdale is honored to be serving the Shultz Family. (www.WilliamRowePrice.com)
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