Roger W. Schuler

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Schuler, Roger W. With great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Roger W. Schuler on July 16, 2012. He was born May 19, 1933 in Newark NJ at Beth Israel Hospital to Samuel and Anne Schuler. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Ruth Golden Schuler; sons Jeffrey and Bradley Schuler; daughters Stephanie Schuler, Gail Myers Schuler and Susan Watkins Schuler; sister Faith Schuler Lubnick and her husband Allan; brother-in-law Lawrence Golden and his wife Joan; grandchildren Elise Schuler, Daniel Schuler, Nicole Larkin, Jennifer Liu and Rintaro Kido, and great-grandson Lucas Wolfe Schuler; nieces Lauri, Beth and Lisa and nephews Brian and David, along with great-nieces Maddie and Raleigh and great-nephews Miles, Alex, Zachary, Casey and Seth. He also leaves behind his dear cousin Jessica Gushin and his close friend Ron Miller. Roger was a graduate of Linden High School where he starred and lettered in Track and Football; many of the meet records he set are still unmatched today. He graduated from Tufts University (where he also starred on the Track team and was considered an Olympic level athlete) and received his medical degree at the Chicago School of Medicine. He began his practice as an Ophthalmologist in Linden, NJ before moving his family to Coral Springs, FL in January of 1972. He retired from the medical profession in 1997. Dr. Schuler also served his country in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and was honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After his wife and family, his major passion for many years was golf. His personal best was a 74, scored at Shackamaxon Country Club in NJ, which coincidentally is where he met the love of his life, Ruth. Upon moving to Florida, soccer and refereeing replaced golf as his biggest interest; he became a national referee assessor with the MSL predecessor NASL (North American Soccer League) and the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers. He was also an avid photographer and World War II historian. Roger lived a long, full life and will be remembered for his love of family, and for his honesty and intelligence. He was a man to whom integrity came naturally, as did generosity and friendship. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday July 19 at 10:15 a.m. at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, 11115 Jog Road, Boynton Beach, with Rabbi Suzanne Carter officiating. Interment to follow. Shiva will be observed at the family home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Cascade Lakes Pap Corps and Hadassah.

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Published in Sun-Sentinel on July 19, 2012
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