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In Memoriam: John H. Schulz

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Dr. John H. Schulz, lifelong supporter of the pulp and paper industry, passed away with his family by his side on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the age of 80 in Evans, Ga., USA.

Dr. Schulz was a native of New York City. He received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, then went on to earn his master’s and Ph.D. in pulp and paper science from the Institute of Paper Chemistry in Appleton, Wis., class of 1961. He taught chemical engineering at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., after which he entered a long career in the industry. He worked for Continental Can in Augusta, Ga. and Hodge, La., and then joined St. Regis Paper Co. in West Nyack, N.Y., in 1975, where he held numerous positions. He retired with Champion International in 1998, after which he and his wife, Kathleen, moved to Aiken, S.C..

Throughout his career he made significant contributions to TAPPI, becoming a member in 1958 and continuing to support the association after retirement. Schulz received a TAPPI Fellow award in 1996 as well as a TAPPI Leadership and Service Award in 2000 for his meritorious service and commitment. In addition to his wife, Kathleen, he is survived by his children: Elizabeth Miller (Jeffery) of Lanexa, Va.; Susan Wright (Kirk) of Evans, Ga.; and Thomas Schulz (Cristine) of Roswell, Ga.; a sister, Dorothy McLinskey of Pearl River, N.Y., as well as eight grandchildren.

 

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