Seymour Shultz
BENNINGTON -- Mr. Seymour Galusha “Cy” Shultz, 85, a lifelong resident of Bennington passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 2, 2006, after a long illness.

He was born in Bennington on Nov. 6, 1920. He was the son of the late Elmer and Mildred (Galusha) Shultz. He was a graduate of Bennington High School class of 1938. Mr. Shultz served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and had served in the South Pacific.

He married the former Marjorie Starkes on Jan. 26, 1947, in Framington, Conn. Mrs. Shultz survives. Mr. Shultz was a registered jeweler and a member of the American Gem Society. He and his wife opened and operated Shultz Jewelers in their home in 1957 and later moved the business to Main Street in 1962, then to West Main Street in 1980. He and his son operated the business together until his retirement in 1987. He was best known by his customers as “see Cy for a good buy”. His wood working skills led him to found the Bennington Clock Company.

Mr. Shultz served Bennington in a number of civic capacities. He was chairman of the Bennington school board, a member and chair of the Bennington Merchants Association and a 45 year member of the Bennington water board.

Mr. Shultz was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bennington where he served as a Deacon. He was also a member of the Mount Anthony Lodge of Masons and a 30 year member of the Bennington Rotary Club. He served as a deputy with the Bennington County Sheriff’s Department as well as a member the Bennington Downtown Association, the Bennington Club and was a founding member of the “Rattlesnakes.”

Mr. Shultz loved spending time with his beloved family and helping people. His hobbies and interests included fine wood working, golf, fishing, playing cribbage with his friends and celebrations with his family.

Mr. Shultz is survived by his wife Marjorie S. Shultz, of Bennington; a son, Dan S. Shultz and his wife, Linda D. Shultz, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Jeanie S. Hoyt and her husband, David W. Hoyt, of Shaftsbury; four grandchildren, Ryan T. Shultz, of San Francisco, Calif., Joshua A. Shultz, of Alexandria, Va., Austin D. and Whitney N. Hoyt both of Shaftsbury; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Shultz was pre-deceased in 1987 by his son, Stephen N. Shultz.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jerrod Hugenot pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating.

The burial with military honors will take place on Friday, Oct. 6, at 10a.m. at Park Lawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Members of the Masonic Lodge are asked to gather at the funeral home at Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to conduct services.

If friends desire, in lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Seymour Galusha “Cy” Shultz may be to either the Bennington Rescue Squad or Hospice of Bennington County through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington Vermont 05201.
Published by Bennington Banner from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2006.
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We Shall miss such an old and kind friend of our Family. We hope you take comfort in knowing that our family and his many friends will have LONG lasting memories of "Sy".
Peter A. & Walter O. Noyes
October 5, 2006
To Ryan Shultz and The Shultz Family -
We are sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying that God will send your family peace during this difficult time.

Your family at
Ackerman McQueen
Shaunda Randle
October 4, 2006
Dear Friends:
Both my father Van and I are joined to send our sympathy for the passing of a wonderful man. While playing with Robin and Duffy on East Side Drive, we shared many wonderful times with your family.
I, too, like Barry, recall "Cy" with the eye piece at the store. He was always a kind and loving man to us kids.
We are all the richer for the memories we shared and Dad and I send all our love at this time. May the joy of many wonderful memories sustain you all.

With love,
Peter Graves
Peter Graves
October 4, 2006
I grew up playing in the Shultz's swimming pool. I remember and cherish the many times I spent with them, up to and inculuding our visit with them each Christmas. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Shultz family.
Tiffany Jacobs Michalski
October 3, 2006
Mrs. Shultz
I was sadden to see the passing of Sy. He was a great man and i always remember dad saying that they were both in school together. I can still remember the battle day parties that you both came to at my parents house on barber st. Who would ever of thought that they would would live so close to each other after the years of school they spent so many years ago.
May he rest in peace . My guess is he met up with my dad . God bless you at this time and may god be with you . Joe Carroll Jr.
Joe Carroll Jr.
October 3, 2006
Sy (or Mr. Shultz, as I knew him) was a great part of my memories of growing up. He had a gift of balancing a strong personality with a good sense of humor. I can barely visualize him without that jeweler's magnifying glass on his glasses. He was definitely a talented artist, whether he was making a piece of fine jewelry, furniture, or even a cribbage board; but he was so much more. He was a wonderful husband, father, and certainly one of the best neighbors I could have ever had. I'll miss him so much, but look forward to "hooking up" with him in heaven some day!
Barry Bodine
October 3, 2006
Thank you Marg for allowing VNA/Hospice to be a part of taking care of Sy. May your many memories comfort you.
Sonia Clarke
October 3, 2006
The thought of Marge without CY is unbearable as we've only known them together. Our prayers are with the Shutlz's for strength during this sad time, and power from God, for the days ahead. Cy is alive to us.
Carolynne Bodine
October 3, 2006
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