Schott Milton Bernard Schott, Jr., 62, died at Zusman Hospice in Columbus on November 13, 2013 after a valiant struggle with cancer. The son of Milton and Frances Roach Schott, he was born in Cincinnati on February 21, 1951. After graduating from Saint Xavier High School and the University of Cincinnati, he began his career in industrial sales and engineering with Bearings Inc. In 1990, he formed his own company, which represented several industrial product lines, one of which was PT International in Charlotte, NC. In 2009, he became vice president of sales at PT International. Milton served as a trustee of the Harold C. Schott (HCS) Foundation and on the boards of several community organizations, including the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Columbus, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus, the Cristo Rey High School, and the Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs (JOIN), which provides material needs for low income families in Franklin County. He loved nature and took pleasure in serving during his final year as a volunteer at the Grange Audubon Center. Milton's great pride was in his sons, who were his heroic companions during his final illness. Michael, 26, is an entrepreneur; Nathan, 23, is a financial analyst. Both are graduates of Miami University and presently live in Columbus. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Frances (Thomas) Hiltz of Cincinnati; Elizabeth Saal of Charleston, SC; Nancy (Peter) Schott Hesser of Cincinnati; Gregory (Jane) of Naples, FL; Stephen of Miami, FL; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Friends may call Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 9-11 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 E. Broad St. where the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Burial will be Monday, in Lakeview Cemetery, Harbor Springs, MI. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, JOIN, or Pelotonia, which raises funds for the James Cancer Center at The Ohio State University
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