William Schintz
1944 - 2018
William J. Schintz
William J. Schintz, 73, entered into rest Saturday January 20, 2018 at York Hospital. He was the husband of Carol (Randall) Schintz for 51 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday January 27, 2018, at 1 p.m. at The Woman's Club of York, 228 East Market St., with Rev. Keith Carroll officiating. The John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., East York, is assisting with the arrangements.
Mr. Schintz was born February 19, 1944 in York, a son of the late James J. and Louise E. (Trimmer) Schintz. He was a 1962 graduate of York Catholic Senior High School. Bill was a photographer for over 50 years. He was often seen around town with his red hair and his camera in tow. Bill's three biggest passions were his family, photography, and the City of York.
Bill is survived by his wife; children, Ann Giesselbach and her husband Martijn, Kathleen Schintz, and James Schintz; 4 grandchildren, Bernadette Schintz, Daniel, Andrew, and Sarah Giesselbach; 2 sisters, Connie Tassia of Warwick, RI, and Louise Nelson of Lakeside, OR.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick School, St. Patrick Church, and York Catholic High School.
Published by York Daily Record from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2018.
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Celebration of Life
The Woman's Club of York
228 East Market St, PA
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A year has passed since Bill was with us but his dedication to York will be felt for years to come. He was larger than life. A breed that is not seen too often anymore
Carl Preate
January 18, 2020

The last time I saw Bill was Black Friday, 2017 at White Rose picking up our gift cards. We made plans to watch the bowl games on New Years Day but Bill became ill so we canceled and I never saw him again. This Monday, January 20, is Steak night at White Rose so I thought I would have one in his honor. It's just the kind of thing Bill would do
Robert Hollinger
January 18, 2020
We are remembering our wonderful friend, Bill, and how he was always smiling. Carol, so good to be with you during the Christmas season. We loved Bill and we love you!
Diane King Susek
January 17, 2020
Just learned of Mr. Schintz death. Our happiest memory of him was taking our family,photos at the studio. Our youngest grandchild , 5 at the time, just would not smile for him. Bill tried every thing and almost stood on his head but she would not smile. We have a great most natural picture because of him. He also went out to take picturesmfnthe blossoms trees and Fall leaves for me. You will remember me as the English lady.
My thoughts and,prayers are with you and your family .Angela Jones
Angela Jones
February 1, 2018
So sorry to learn of Bill's death. He certainly was an extraordinary talent and unassuming man. I had the opportunity to meet Bill when I was teaching for LIU at Dallastown High School. Bill graciously and discreetly offered to take Senior pictures for our students regardless of their ability to purchase a photo package. Carol made sure our students looked their absolute best. As a team I'm sure this is just a small sample of the generosity you both shared with the community. Bill will be remembered fondly by the community, Keeping your family in prayer as you grieve his passing.
Patricia Baughman
January 30, 2018
Always a big smile and big supporter of York. His kind will be sorely missed.
I was glad our paths crossed while I was at the historical society across from his townhouse.
Carl Preate
Carl Preate
January 28, 2018
One of the finest people I ever knew in York. Carol please know that my entire family are praying for you at this time. John, Susan, Sarah, Susan 11, and John Keith Sokolowski
John Sokolowski
January 27, 2018
Dear Carol,
I am so very sorry I cannot be with you as you grieve the loss of Bill. Myself and four other classmates will be on our annual retreat at our Convent in Glen Riddle/Aston. We shall remember Bill fondly in our prayer and will have a mini memorial service for him at retreat. Be assured you and your family will be held in prayer. Bill was so kind to all of us and was a joy to meet any time. He has taken many pictures of me and of my friends. Gathered on retreat this weekend will be Mary Deller Brainerd, Peggy Grossi, Nina Giuffrida Slenker, and Sister Joan Marie Keller. Each of us has been the recipient of Bill's kindness and of his photography skills. Most recently he gifted Mary on her 50th Wedding Anniversary with a CD of our 1962 reunion. I am so sad not to attend the funeral; know we are with you in spirit.
With love and prayer,
Sister Dominica Lo Bianco and friends
Sister Dominica Lo Bianco, OSF
January 26, 2018
Bill did our wedding album 53 years ago but before that we were good friends and hung out all the time . I will always remember those times.with that said bill Rest In Peace.
John Lauer
January 25, 2018
York City and County has lost it's biggest cheerleader. We had our family portrait done with Bill when our chilren were young. The picture is still displayed prominently in out living room. It was always a pleasure to see Bill on the streets of York. Bill was an artist. He didn't paint but he created with his hands and his tools and especially his eye for finding the heart of any situation. I helped Bill set up his display several years ago at the York Fair. I had just got done setting up my stand and I asked him if I could give him a hand and he graciously accepted my help. Each picture was put in place just right. And after everything was done, he went around a dusted every one of them off. The next day while passing the booth I met his Father and it was then I understood where Bill got his personality from. I will miss seeing him on the streets of York.
Rest in peace Bill.
Lonny Langione
January 25, 2018
Mr Schintz will be missed by all who knew him. He gave endlessly to York City and residents. I worked with Bill during my time as PTA President at Goode Elementary School and as the PTA Council President. He was always a person you could count on to step up and help. For many years he judged the Photography part of the PTA Cultural Arts program. I will be forever grateful for all the help he gave to York City, the residents and most of all the children. He truly loved the package deal of being part of York City. R.I.P. Mr. Schintz!
Carla Diffendarfer
January 25, 2018
Joanne Kelly Gatewood
January 24, 2018
Carol, Sending you condolences and wishes for happy memories. Peace and blessings.
Kathleen Rauhauser
January 24, 2018
From families who enjoyed his photography talents.
Kimberly Bell
January 24, 2018
I just can't believe this!! Carol & Family, for many years you were a part of Our Family as we started with pictures every year with Natalie from the time she was six till she was 18... I'm glad we stopped by a few months back to see Bill, he will be missed, and my Deepest Sympathy & Prayers for You & Your Family, Bill will always be in Our Hearts!!!
Linda Metzger
January 24, 2018
Dear Carol and family,

Lynn Carroll called me this past weekend to let me know that my dear friend Bill had passed away. The Schlosser family was saddened to hear the news but we can rejoice in knowing that he is in heaven with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
All one has to do to know Bill Schintz and the impact he left on so many people is to read the condolences that were expressed to the Schintz family.
One of the last memories that I have of Bill was his presence at the Del-Chord reunion concert in York. What a great evening!!!!! Bill was all over the stage taking pictures of our group with a creative genius mind and talent that only Bill Schintz was blessed to have.

Carol and I send our love to the family

Bill Schlosser
January 23, 2018
Carol, Annie, Kathy and Jimmy.
I have been blessed to have Bill and all of you in my life and so many good memories that go along with that special relationship. Many Christmas seasons working crazy hours at the studio, chasing basset hounds, taking pictures of a young Schintz family in Farquar park, watching Bill ride in the Sunbeam to jobs, helping with senior pictures, February birthday celebrations and Christmas parties, Halloween parades, mounting and spraying prints, training many new studio employees, watering flower boxes, viewing Bill's train displays, being forced to try new Chinese foods and so many photos representing each stage of my life. It was all worth it and helped make me the person I am. Think of how many people Bill touched in his own special way. You can be so proud that you have similar special memories of your husband and father to help you get through the days ahead. Think of all the beautiful pictures of heaven he'll take now! Love you all.
Staci Delp
January 23, 2018
Carol and family ❤
Very sorry to hear about your loss. Carol, I don't know if you know it but I knew Willie since I was eleven years old. We lived a block apart and our birthdays are one week apart. I remember the brownie camera he first purchased and that led to a career in photography. I was devastated to learn of his passing. You and your daughter will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Warmest Regards , Alex
Alex Ramos
January 23, 2018
Dear Kathleen and Ann,

We are very sorry about the loss of your beloved Father. May God Bless your family and help you all through this difficult time of adjustment and grieving. May God Bless his soul.
The Gurany Family.
Veronica Gurany
January 23, 2018
Our condolences to Carol and family. Bill loved York and York Catholic High School. We remember him roaming the halls with his camera. Not many get to spend their lives supporting their family by getting paid to do their hobby. His legacy will live on through all the great photos he leaves behind. Rest In Peace Bill.
Michael Strong
January 23, 2018
To the families,

We were blessed to have Bill capture beautiful memories at our 2007 wedding.

With heartfelt sympathy,
Michele (Wiley) and Ron Sanders
January 23, 2018
Kathy & James,
So sorry to hear of your father's passing. Keeping him and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless,
Marie Hersh
Marie Hersh
January 23, 2018
I met Bill in the 80's at Murray and Nancy Friedman's house, holiday parties at the Outdoor Country Club.He was a happy, funny guy that always told stories of people he met and the picture he shot.When he was taking your group picture he always say( are you happy now)?I never forget that.God Bless You Bil and your Family.
Orvin E. Reidel II
January 23, 2018
Carol and Family,
My prayers and condolences go out to you at this time. Bill was a talented photographer but even more than that he was a great Friend to me and an inspiration to many. May he rest in Peace.
Eric Glusco
January 23, 2018
Orvin E. Reidel II
January 23, 2018
Carol and family, because of Bill future generations will be able to appreciate family member photos as well as York and its rich history. We are sorry to learn of Bill's passing.
Brenda and Dan Neff
January 23, 2018
Dear Schintz Family,

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Bill. My family grew up with Bill and my brother in law, Mike Helfrich were best friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. He was a wonderful person and photographer.

York Catholic High School, Class of 1983
Anne (Rose) Himes
January 23, 2018
I once read that a person could count their true friends on one hand. But if you were lucky, you only needed one friend like Bill Schintz.
I can't remember Bill ever speaking bad about anyone, he seemed to see the good in everyone and everything. I think this is what made him such a great photographer. He didn't just take a picture of a person, he captured their soul.
Bill once told me he wasn't very popular in school. He said; I wasn't an athlete, I had red hair, my father was a cop, and I was a, fish eater, so I joined the camera club.
Bill was a champion for York. He was often quietly behind the scene in many York projects and many times volunteered his friends to help. He once called me to help with something that had to be done yesterday. He told me Willard Scott was coming to York to do the weather for national television and he wanted to make the worlds largest doughnut-hole greeting card and needed me to design and make a system to display three 4 x 8 sheets of plywood covered with doughnut-holes depicting York's skyline. Of course, I had no idea of what I was doing, and I had nightmares about the large, heavy sign collapsing on Willard Scott on national TV, but it all worked out and I am glad now that he included me. I am so sorry he will no longer be around to get me involved in these ventures, he thought I could do anything and that made me feel special. He always thought I was a better man than I thought I was, I am going to miss him.
Bill, and Carol supported York in so many ways that most do not realize. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace William, and may God bless the Schintz family in this time of adjustment.
Robert Hollinger
January 23, 2018
Truly one of a kind, and one of my favorite downtown "characters". His presense will be missed.

Karen K
January 23, 2018
So sorry for your wonderful family. He was a one of a kind person! So sad! My prayers are with you!
Mary Anne Tillotson
January 23, 2018
So many fond memories of you all while growing up in York - babysitting, graduation/engagement/wedding pictures. I'm so sorry to hear this news. Sending love to you all. ❤
Suzanne Hamberger
January 22, 2018
Dear Carol and family . . . Our hearts are heavy over the passing of a wonderful, warm and gifted friend. It was special to see you both several times during the Christmas season, and passing your beautifully decorated home was always a highlight for us. We played his Christmas DVD on Christmas morning and we will treasure it. He was the best.
Please know that you are in our hearts and our continued prayers that you will feel the comfort and peace of God through these days of adjustment and always. We love you . . .
Ron and Diane (King) Susek
Ron and Diane (King) Susek
January 22, 2018
Although i will always remember his wonderful storytelling ability with his photos, I also remember what a nice person he was! Truly a gent! Godspeed, Bill...and thanks for my family photo memories, which I will forever treasure
Missy Rizzo Badovinac
January 22, 2018
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