Adolph Schultz, 83, of Elyria, and formerly of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at his daughter’s home in Elyria, due to complications with congestive heart failure.
He was born March 26, 1924 in Dusseldorf, Germany, and as a small child, lived in Mexico, Texas and then Cleveland for about 60 years.
He attended Cuyahoga Community College where he received an Associate degree in Child Psychology and John Carol University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Police Administration. Adolph retired as Police Chief of Linndale, and a retired Police Sergeant with the Cleveland Police Department with 26 years of service.
He served in the Army during WW II and received 2 Purple Hearts, Bronze Stars and Victory medals, and the Distinguished Unit Badge from France.
Adolph was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 634 for 45 years in Cleveland, Chess Club, Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Cleveland and owner of the former Adolph’s Health Studios in Cleveland.
He won 19 bodybuilding and state weight-lifting championships in the 1940s and 50s including Mr. Cleveland, Mr. N.E. Ohio, Mr. Ohio, Iron Man, Mr. Atlas and 3rd place Mr. Junior America.
He taught English at West Tech High School in the 1950s, and was a counselor throughout his life, counseling troubled teens. He enjoyed reading (natural medicine/health and philosophy) and playing chess and poker.
He especially enjoyed talking to people.
He is survived by a daughter, Starlett McCarthy (husband, Hugh) of Elyria; three grandchildren, Michael, Eric and Juliana; and three great-grandchildren; sister Monda Weinmann of Brookpark.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Welhelm and Juliana Von Schultz (nee Stribling); three brothers, Ray, John and Emil Schultz; sister, Olga Schultz; as well as three infant brothers and an infant sister.
He leaves behind a multitude of beloved family and friends. His daughter and grandchildren were the loves of his life – referring to his grandchildren as his “three jewels”.
Friends may call at Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Road, Avon from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2007.
Funeral services will be at the funeral home Friday, September 21, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Horst Hoyer, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Cleveland, will officiate. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon.