Robert Charles Shultz

Robert Charles Schultz of Ridgecrest passed away on Feb. 18, 2019, after a long battle with multiple myeloma.

Bob’s funeral will be held Friday, March 8, at 11 a.m. in the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel, followed by the burial at Desert Memorial Park. A further celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 2007 S Pickrell Rd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555.

He is survived by his mother, three siblings, his two daughters, three grandchildren and his great-grandson.

He was born on March 19, 1944, in Riverside. Bob graduated from Rancho Palos Verdes High School in 1962 and received a bachelor of science in mathematics from California State University in 1971. He later became a firefighter with the city of Pasadena and was promoted to captain, spending much of his time at Station 34.

After a period of early retirement, Bob enrolled in and graduated from Western University School of Law. He moved to Ridgecrest in the early 2000s, leaving the city life behind.

He was a lifelong surfer and moving away from the ocean was tough, but he soon developed a deep love for the desert and the Sierra, often fishing in Lone Pine or visiting Lake Sabrina.

His thirst for knowledge kept him growing, whether it was taking Latin courses at Cerro Coso Community College, or spending hours practicing guitar. He recently developed a fondness for gourmet cooking and never stopped working those 1-5,000-piece puzzles. Above all else was his devotion to his children, grandchildren and great-grandson.

The cost of Bob’s cancer treatments took an enormous financial toll and his family started a fundraiser to cover the funeral costs. To donate, just follow this link: gofundme.com/robert-c-shultz-funeral-fund.

— Submitted by the family of Robert Shultz

Story First Published: 2019-03-08