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Gary Schulte

Gary R. Schulte, 70, of Cambridge, Maryland and formerly of Saint Mary’s, Iowa, passed away on August 19, 2019 at UMSMC @ Dorchester with his wife and grandson by his side.

Born on May 4, 1949 in Des Moines, Iowa, he was the son of the late Louise Berning Schulte and Lawrence Bernard Schulte.

Gary attended the local school and graduated from M-ST-M High School with the class of 1968. After graduating he joined the U.S. Army in 1969 and served his country until he was honorably discharged in 1971.

On September 19th, 1973 Gary married the love of his life Shirley Davidson and together raised one daughter.

Gary worked as a printer for Meredith Publishing for over 25 years.  They were well-known for the publication of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.  In 1998 Gary and Shirley moved from Arizona to the Eastern Shore where he continued as a printer for the printing company Cenveo (Western Publishing) until his health forced him into early retirement.

When Gary wanted to relax he found enjoyment in hunting, fishing and riding the back roads looking at all the wildlife he could find.  He also liked playing golf and in his younger years he played a lot of basketball.  In his hometown of St Mary’s, Iowa you could always find him and his buddies socializing in the local tavern solving the problems of the world.  Gary will be remembered for his great sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew him.

Surviving him is his wife Shirley; a daughter Jessica L. Schulte of Frederick, Maryland; grandchildren Calvin J. Westlund and Andre L. Burke, Jr; sisters Karen Mouzakis and Kathleen Tuttle; nieces Kelly Tuttle and Chris Dembinski.

Burial will take place at a later date, in the Saint Mary’s Cemetery.

Gary's wishes were not to have any contributions or flowers. He wished that everyone would remember him for the great times, laughter and love he had for his friends and family.

Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, Maryland.

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Always thought of Gary as the gentle giant who was always willing to lend a hand at work who needed it. Gary touched the lives of many and will be missed by all.

Roger Jorgenson Oct 6 2019 12:00 AM

Shirley & Family, so sorry for your loss, Gary was a great friend, and i will miss him and the great times we had bird hunting around St, Marys. God Bless.

Jim Steele Sep 15 2019 12:00 AM

We hate to see you go but we all have so many fabulous memories to see us through. Love from Tom and Ann Williams

Tom and Ann Williams Sep 15 2019 12:00 AM

Gary was a great guy! He Willy and me hung a lot together!

Timothy Fowler Sep 14 2019 12:00 AM

Shirley I'm sorry for your loss.

Bonnie Shertenlieb (taxes) Aug 29 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Schulte

Eldred R. Jones Jr. "ER" Aug 23 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Mike & Donna Wiedmann

Mike Wiedmann Aug 22 2019 12:00 AM

Shirley...Jessica and family, I don't know how to express my deepest sympathies. Even though we hadn't stayed in close contact over the years I still considered Gary one of my closest friends. So many great times to remember...many late nights partying!! I can't think of anyone that could make me laugh more! I don't think he ever knew a stranger....got along with everyone,from the s**tkickers at the bar to well,everybody else. Remember so many late nights around your dining room table,Gary trying to teach me how to play cribbage...probably not the best time to learn! Never did actually but he never gave up. So many stories I could tell! Gary was a good man and I will miss him greatly.

Pat Strable Aug 22 2019 12:00 AM

Shirley Billy and I are very sorry to heard this he was a good person he always my me laugh he well be missed


My heart goes out to Shirley and all of Gary's family. He was a great guy.

Marianne Kohrs Aug 22 2019 12:00 AM

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