Edward R. Schulman 1921 - 2012 San Rafael, 91. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away peacefully at his home from natural causes last Monday December 31, 2012. Edward was born in San Francisco in 1921 and graduated in 1939 from George Washington High School. Upon his graduation, he served in the Army
Air Corps as a B-17 aviator and flew sixty missions abroad during WWII
earning US decorations. After his enlistment, Edward received a Bachelor's degree from St. Mary's College where he also played football, and a Masters in Education from the University of San Francisco. He retired after thirty years of working for the San Francisco Unified School District where he helped lead racial integration in the 1960's, first as a teacher and school principal, before then going on to become Director of Personnel for grades K - 6. He was pre-deceased in life by two sisters, Viola Winter and Mary-Jane Davis, one daughter, Susan Schulman, and his former wife, Jacquie Schulman. He is survived by his wife Judy Sockolov Schulman of San Rafael, four sons and two daughters-in-law: Donn Schulman, Sr. of Phoenix, Rand and Carey Schulman of San Diego, Ladd and Debra Schulman of San Rafael, Dean Scott Schulman of Los Angeles, six grandchildren: Donn Schulman Jr., Shaun Schulman, Dax Schulman, Nick Schulman and his wife Courtney, Lauren Ross Schulman, Kyle Ross Schulman, two great-granddaughters: Kelsey and Taylor Schulman, three step-children and their spouses: Brad and Sonda Sockolov of San Rafael and their son Daniel Sockolov, Rod and Jo-Ann Sockolov of Atherton and their daughters Caitlin and Kelly Sockolov, Vicki and Ernie Astorga of Petaluma and her son Nikolas Yonkers. Many will also remember Edward from the years he taught dancing in Marin County with the "Schulman Cotillion" and for the several summers he guided students through European countries with the Foreign Study League. In his free time, he was an avid Bridge player and enjoyed many years of a tennis membership with the The Marin Golf and Country Club. Most of all, he will be remembered by his family and friends for his exceptional kindness, warmth, and humanity that touched all who knew him. Donations in Edward's memory may be sent to the American Parkinson Foundation or Hospice By the Bay.