Sidney `Chick' Schultz, 91, H.G. Roebuck employee

March 16, 2004

Sidney "Chick" Schultz, whose career with H.G. Roebuck Printing Co. in Baltimore spanned 50 years, died of pneumonia Saturday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital. He was 91.

Mr. Schultz, who was born in Baltimore the son of immigrants from Eastern Europe, was raised on Montford Avenue. He was a 1929 graduate of City College, where he served as class president. He also was chairman of annual reunions, including the forthcoming 75th.

He had first come in contact with H.G. Roebuck, one of the largest yearbook publishers on the East Coast, when he was serving as editor of the Green Bag, the City College yearbook. After graduation, he began his career with the company as a salesman and at his retirement in 1999 was sales manager.

Even though he retired, he continued to work once a week until his death in order to maintain contacts with his many customers.

One of his proudest achievements was getting a printing contract for The Baltimore Jewish Times, which the company has printed for 50 years.

In recognition of his many contributions to the industry, the Printing Association of Maryland established a scholarship in his name.

"He is also fondly remembered by the hundreds of high school and college yearbook and newspaper editors with whom he worked for 50 years," said a son, Dr. Michael J. Schultz, a Baltimore surgeon.

Mr. Schultz, who lived at the Imperial Condominium on Park Heights Avenue, was a former president of the homeowners association. He also had been president of the Strathmore Park Association.

He was a member for more than 50 years of Beth Jacob Congregation. He also was an avid golfer and a founding member of Chestnut Ridge Country Club.

Services were held Sunday.

Mr. Schultz is survived by his wife of 70 years, the former Geraldine Gold; another son, Arthur H.G. Schultz of Atlanta; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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