Rev. Dr. Carl F. Schultz Jr., 1959
November 26, 2012
Andover Newton notes with sadness the passing of the Rev. Dr. Carl F. Schultz Jr. on Monday morning, Nov. 26, 2012. He was 80.
A service in celebration of his life and ministry will be held at on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. at the First Church of Christ UCC, 2183 Main St., Glastonbury, Conn. Visiting hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at First Church.
Carl was born in Hyannis, Mass., to the Rev. Dr. Carl F. Schultz and Janet Schultz. The elder Rev. Schultz served as Senior Pastor of the Hyannis Federated Church. He earned his undergraduate degree at Tufts University, his Bachelor of Divinity (now Master of Divinity) at Andover Newton Theological School, and the Doctor of Ministry at Hartford Seminary.
He was ordained to Christian ministry in 1959 at the Plymouth (N.H.) Congregational Church and later served at First Congregational Church of Auburn, Mass.; First Church of Christ Congregational (UCC) in Glastonbury, Conn., as one of the longest-serving pastors in its history; and as interim minister at Old South Church (UCC) in Boston and First Congregational Church (UCC) in Madison, Conn. His ministry included interfaith and civil rights work, police chaplaincy, and even a nationally telecast Christmas Eve service from Old South in 1998. He was at the time of his death Director of Worship at the Craigville Tabernacle in Craigville Village on Cape Cod.
Carl’s service to the United Church of Christ included as a delegate to the General Synod; as Moderator for the Hartford East Association; as Chairman of the Conference Board of Church Life and Leadership; and as a member of Connecticut Conference’s Personnel Committee. He had the honor of serving twice as guest Chaplain in the United States Senate.
Carl is survived by his loving wife, the former Della M. MacAskill of Waltham, Mass., whom he married in 1955. Other survivors include a son, Mark Schultz of Charleston, S.C., and two daughters, Lesley Faber of Cohasset, Mass., and Ruth Robin of Longmeadow, Mass.; and 10 grandchildren who knew him as “PopPop.”