Burton Schildhouse
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Schildhouse Burton Schildhouse, age 90, died peacefully Tuesday, March 15, 2016, surrounded by family, kisses and love. Communication specialist and consultant to government, private business, political candidates and numerous community groups. Born 1925, Cleveland, OH. Veteran of the US Army Air Force, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Western Reserve University. Founding board member of Columbus International Program, Media Advisor to Senator John Glenn, Governors Michael DiSalle and John Gilligan, Mayor ME Sensenbrenner and others. Board member of Columbus Jewish Community Center, elected treasurer of Community Action Program CMACAO. He ended his professional career as a vice president of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Director of its Small Business Development Center. A life-long political junkie, appropriately, Burt died on Ohio's primary Election Day. Preceded in death by parents Jack and Sadye Schildhouse, in-laws Max and Esther Schaffer, sister and brother-in-law Fran and Aaron Weinberg, sister Evelyn Schildhouse, niece Lauren Weinberg, nephew Norman Weinberg and brother-in-law Larry Schaffer. Adored and survived by his lover and companion of 65 years, Ruth Schaffer Schildhouse; daughters, Julie (Michael) Jacobson, Amy (Josh) Greenberg, Melissa (Chip) Welsh; grandchildren, Daniel Zabludovsky, Bess and Jake Greenberg, Lily and Max Welsh; nephews, Harold (Claire) Weinberg, Robert (Laurel) Weinberg; niece, Carol Weinberg; loving friends and Team Schildhouse caregivers: Frank Williams, Lamahr Darden, the Ohio Health Hospice team, and newest team members, "The Ladies." Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 18 at EPSTEIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 3232 E. Main St. with Rabbi Harold Berman officiating. Burial will follow at New Tifereth Israel Cemetery. Shiva will begin at the residence immediately following, Saturday after sundown and Sunday-Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to charity of donor's choice. Online guestbook at www.epsteinmemorial.com

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Mar. 15 to Mar. 17, 2016.
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March 9, 2019
In loving memory of a special and kind man, rest in peace, love Eloá Gomes
Eloá Gomes
March 9, 2019
May you and your family always find peace...
John Burke
April 5, 2016
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a nice man. I apologize that this is so late, but I only just found out. Wow. First Larry, then Honey and now your dad. My prayers for your family
Sharon Morton
April 4, 2016
Now Burt can see the stars from all angles
March 21, 2016
My condolences to the family.They were very important in my life when I was in CIP program in 1972.
Eloa de Araujo Gomes
March 20, 2016
Ruth, my condolences,I am really sorry. Marilda
March 20, 2016
Thinking of you and thanking you! Love Jutta Ziegler (Germany - CIP Particapant 88/89)
March 17, 2016
So sorry to hear about Burt's passing. Know that this has to be a very difficult time for you. Am thinking of you.

Pat Smith
March 17, 2016
Love you Burt and Ruth. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May Y**way welcome you into his loving arms. You are so loved by so many.
Jim McMahon
March 17, 2016
My deepest condolences to the Schildhouse family. My thoughts are with you.
John George
March 16, 2016
Love and light to Ruth and her family, I hope Mr. Schildhouse has raised his spirt to be free forever in happiness.
Leticia Vazquez-Smith former CIP participant.
Leticia Vazquez-Smith
March 16, 2016
My sincere condolences to Ruth and her family, I will never forget Burton's smile as he and Ruth would interact with CIP Participants during CIP Activities, Rest In Peace Burt.
Darius Martinez(Belize) CIP Participant 1976-1977
Darius Martinez
March 16, 2016
Burt was my mentor, role model, advisor and friend. I met Burt when he helped guide Lazarus public affairs in the early 1960s and he later helped me launch Shelly Berman Communicators (SBC Advertising.). Burt is one of a rare breed who has helped thousands of people and many organizations constantly do better.
Shelly Berman
March 16, 2016
To the Schildhouse family: I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of his work with CIP
Marian Harris
March 16, 2016
Dear Burt, rest in peace! Gerhard
Gerhard Schmidt
March 16, 2016
Dear Ruth and family, Burt was a man for all seasons. One of our dearest friends. He was very influential in helping many people in and out of politics. We lost a great one.
Jane and Jim Baumann
Jim Baumann
March 16, 2016
Burt was a special man in so many ways. He will be truly missed. I will always remember him in the little den with Ruth or in the kitchen with her. What a great couple they were together
Laurie Gang
March 15, 2016
I have been very blessed to have known Burt. I will miss him.
Joyce Ervin
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