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Michael Schotz


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Michael Schotz Obituary
June 30, 1928 - December 17, 2016 Dr. Michael Collens Schotz age 88, passed away in Santa Monica California on Saturday, December 17, 2016, due to complications from Parkinson's Disease. He was born on June 30, 1928 in New York to Lyla and Herman Schotz. He attended Marietta College at age 16 and graduated at 19 with a BS in Biology and a letter in varsity Basketball. He married Judith Shuff in 1951. Mike earned his BS and PHD in Biochemistry from University of Southern California, then completed his Postdoctoral work at Harvard University. He went on to serve as an officer with the US Public Health Service. In 1955 accepted a position in the Research division of the Cleveland Clinic. In 1960 he moved to Los Angeles to the VA Medical Center in West LA, and subsequently became Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Mike gained worldwide recognition from his peers and became the an expert in the area of lipids and lipoprotein lipase. In the course if his distinguished career, he won multiple awards including American Heart Association of Greater Los Angeles's Distinguished Scientist of the Year. Over the years Mike wrote, collaborated and published over 200 of scientific papers and contributed chapters to several books. He was also invited to be a Visiting Professor at Lund University in Sweden. Mike is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Judy, two sons, Jon (Patty Wheeler); Eric (Linda), five grandchildren: Kathrine, Leslie, Samantha, Andrew and Zachary and his younger sister Carole Schotz Elkin who resides in Philadelphia. Mike Schotz was a inventive, brilliant, good, gentle, kind and charitable man. He wanted to make the world a better place¿ and he did. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to : , online at https://www.michaeljfox.org or , P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 30, 2016
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