Joseph Schrotz

Joseph M. Schrotz FORT MILL - Mr. Schrotz, 90, of Fort Mill died at his residence on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. He was born July 11, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late Frederick and Katherine Tracy Schrotz. Joe was retired from the US Armed Forces and was a veteran of WWII. He was also retired from the US Postal Service as a Postal Inspector. Mr. Schrotz attended La Salle College, Carnegie and the University of Virginia. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on Indian Land. Joe was very active following his retirement serving with the National Association of Retired Postal Inspectors, Habitat for Humanity and many other organizations. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed wood working. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Wilson Murray Shook; daughter-in-law, Ann Snow Schrotz and granddaughter, Stacy Youmans. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Coyne Schrotz; sons, Joseph Schrotz and wife, Linda and Fred Schrotz; daughters, Karen Dedrick and husband, Ken, Joanne Dupilka and husband Jeff, Christine Youmans and Nancy Shook; brothers, W. Frederick and James Schrotz; sister, Helen Scanlin. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate his life will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the chapel of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service with the family receiving friends following the service. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Missing & Exploited Children, Charles B. Wang International Children's Building, 699 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3175 or Mended Hearts, 8150 N. Central Expressway, M2248, Dallas, TX 75206. Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC. Please share condolences online at www.hankinsandwhittington.com.

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Published in Charlotte Observer on Mar. 1, 2014