'Nova prof D.R.'Dutch' Schultz dies

Posted: February 29, 2012

THERE MIGHT not be many jokes in the Bible, but all those fortunate enough to have studied religion at Villanova University under Donald Robert "Dutch" Schultz were assured of plenty of laughs.

This jovial professor was one of the most popular teachers at the university, revered for his rich sense of humor and knowledge of his subject.

Dutch Schultz died of cancer Feb. 15, at age 84, in Cornville, Ariz., where he and his wife, Juanita Quigley Schultz, had been living since he retired in 1991.

He was a native of Tacoma, Wash., and lived in Berwyn, Chester County, during his 22 years at Villanova.

He earned a doctorate in religious studies from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and started teaching at Villanova in 1969.

"Dutch was loved by many people due to his kind heart, empathic compassion and delightful sense of humor," his family said.

"He was a man of love, a man of peace, a man of God. He always found good in people."

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Erik; a daughter, Marta Schultz; a sister, Celia Cochran; and three grandchildren.

Services: Were Feb. 22 in Cottonwood, Ariz.

Burial was in National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, in Phoenix.

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