Obituary: Robert Schultz

Obituary: Robert Schultz

Georgia's first pediatric endocrinologist was involved in community theater and music.

Robert Schultz, age 69, of Marietta died Friday, April 20, 2018.

The world has lost an incredible husband, father, son, brother, friend, physician and musician. He was a caring, compassionate, gentle soul and was the ultimate family man.

Bob was born in Brooklyn in 1948 and attended Downstate Medical School. He moved to Atlanta in 1978 as the first pediatric endocrinologist in the state of Georgia to establish the diabetes program at Scottish Rite. Outside medicine, he had an extreme passion for theater and directed, produced and acted in countless community theater productions over the years.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Schultz; daughters Kim (Rob) Velevis and Jaime (Ryan) Schwartz; son Brian (Kara) Schultz; grandchildren Asher, Max, Jordan, Hailey, Maya and Eden; his mother, Millie Schultz; and siblings Jeff (Karen) Schultz and Barbara (Jay) Cohen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Weinstein Hospice and Camp Kudzu. Sign the online guestbook at A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, at Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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