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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


Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2016
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