VIDEO: Rockledge Community Mourns Loss of Larry Schultz, Former City Councilman and Mayor

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DEVOTED PUBLIC SERVANT PASSED AWAY AT 74

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Longtime City councilman and former mayor of Rockledge, Larry L. Schultz, passed away April 26, 2018, at the age of 74. Elected in November 1977 to Council Seat No. 1, Schultz was a pillar on the Rockledge City Council, serving for 22 years prior to his election as Rockledge mayor in November 1999, the office he occupied until he retired in November of 2011.

BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – Longtime City councilman and former mayor of Rockledge, Larry L. Schultz, passed away April 26, 2018, at the age of 74.

Elected in November 1977 to Council Seat No. 1, Schultz was a pillar on the Rockledge City Council, serving for 22 years prior to his election as Rockledge mayor in November 1999, the office he occupied until he retired in November of 2011.

In addition to his illustrious time spent in public office dutifully serving the citizens of Rockledge, Schultz had a storied career with NASA at the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and was responsible for the design, development and operation of facilities, systems and equipment used to support the launch of space vehicles.

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Born in Chicago and raised in Miami Springs, Fla., Schultz obtained a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (BAE) from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science Engineering Management (MSEM) from the University of Central Florida.

Throughout his lifetime, Schultz garnered countless well-deserved awards and accolades, and in October 2011, the park at Fiske Blvd. and Levitt Pkwy., formerly known as the Memorial Walk at Levitt Park, was renamed as the Larry L. Schultz Park in his honor.

OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVANT: Elaine Schultz (seated), Heather Schultz, Larry Schultz, Wanda Schultz and Tom Schultz during the first annual Space Coast Public Service Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Gala at the King Center on September 24, 2016. The Space Coast Daily Awards Committee reviewed an incredible list of nominations and recognized Schultz and more than 100 extraordinary Space Coast Public Servants during this very special event. (Steve Wilson image)

In conjunction with his wife, Wanda, the Schultzes created the ROC (Rockledge Open Space and Conservation) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established to supplement lost recreation revenue, whose mission is to enhance recreation, open space and conservation in the Rockledge community through a variety of projects and initiatives.

“We have lost a great advocate of our community, a genuine leader, and a truly special friend,” said Rockledge Mayor Tom Price.

“To say that Larry Schultz will be missed is a vast understatement,” Price said.

A service will be held on Tuesday, May 1, at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 S. Fiske Boulevard Following the service, at 2 p.m. a gathering will be held at Larry L. Schultz Park, 2560 S. Fiske Boulevard.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the ROC Foundation in Schultz’s memory. Donations can be sent to the ROC Foundation, 1820 Laurel Oak Drive South, Rockledge, Florida, 32955.

Longtime City councilman and former mayor of Rockledge, Larry L. Schultz, passed away April 26, 2018, at the age of 74. Elected in November 1977 to Council Seat No. 1, Schultz was a pillar on the Rockledge City Council, serving for 22 years prior to his election as Rockledge mayor in November 1999, the office he occupied until he retired in November of 2011.

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Rockledge Mayor Larry Schultz, center, with Police Chief Ron Krueger, left, and Rep. Bill Posey. In Rockledge, Florida, the name Larry Schultz is instantly synonymous with the words “public service leader.” (Image for Space Coast Daily)

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Rockledge Mayor Larry Schultz during the Rockledge High School Ballfield Dedication in 2010. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

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Rockledge Mayor Larry Schultz during the Dog Park Dedication in 2014. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

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Rockledge Mayor Larry Schultz at the Veterans Day celebration in 2009. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

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Rockledge Mayor Larry Schultz awards Valedictorian Recognition in 2011. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

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