A 40-year-old West Newton father, who died all of the sudden whereas competing Saturday in a triathlon in Hopkinton, is being remembered by his family members for his devotion to his household and athletics.
A wake is being held for David Schultz on Thursday night in West Newton, and funeral companies will happen on Friday, in line with his obituary. He leaves behind his spouse, Kelly O’Leary Schultz, and their three youngsters, 9-year-old Liam and 6-year-old twins Emily and Maeve.
“David was the kind of dad who came home after work and dropped everything at the door,” his family members wrote in his obituary. “He loved nothing more than playing with his kids, reading to them, and making them his famous apple pancakes on Sunday mornings.”
O’Leary Schultz advised CBS Boston that her husband was match and declared wholesome at a current bodily. But inside a couple of minutes of his swim within the triathlon on Saturday, he began waving for assist and he was unconscious when he was pulled out of the water by rescuers.
“A heart attack was out of the blue,” she advised the station. “If it was a heart attack. We don’t even know that.”
According to his obituary, Schultz was an “avid athlete” who began swimming on the age of 5 and did so competitively by means of faculty.
“More recently, he ran his first half-marathon, completed an Olympic-length triathlon, and was considering training for his first half-Ironman,” his family members wrote. “Ever dedicated to his youngsters and sports activities, he may usually be seen shuttling Liam to baseball, soccer, swim, ice skating, and basketball practices with Athletes Unlimited. This previous summer time he even organized a ‘Schultz Triathlon’ for his youngsters — which they unanimously named the spotlight of their summer time and begged him to make it an annual occasion.
Support for the household has poured in as information of his demise unfold.
A GoFundMeWeb page has been set as much as assist Schultz’s household. More than 700 individuals contributed in sooner or later to boost greater than $74,600.
O’Leary Schultz advised CBS Boston her household is devastated by his sudden loss, however that needed to share her household’s story to get a message out to the world: “Life is brief, and you’ll want to hug the individuals that you just love,” she stated. “Because they may be gone in the next minute. You can’t take anybody for granted.”
Read the total obituary for Schultz, shared by the Henry J. Burke & Sons Funeral dwelling, beneath:
David Schultz, 40, of West Newton, MA, previously of Blue Island, IL, died all of the sudden whereas competing in a triathlon on May 11.
David was born on August 5, 1978 to Kae and David Schultz, Sr. and grew up with siblings Valerie, Jonathan, and Denise. He attended the University of Illinois, graduated with a level in actuarial science, and later acquired his full credentials as an FSA, EA. As a 15-year worker of Fidelity Investments and a Vice President, he shall be remembered for his work ethic, management, and affability.
David leaves behind his loving spouse Kelly O’Leary Schultz and kids Liam (9), Emily (6) and Maeve (6). He is survived by his siblings, dad and mom, and grandmother, Theresa Schultz of Blue Island, and prolonged household. David may also be missed by a loyal Goldendoodle named Millie who drastically beloved his stomach scratches, treats, and every day runs.
David was the type of dad who got here dwelling after work and dropped every thing on the door. He beloved nothing greater than enjoying along with his youngsters, studying to them, and making them his well-known apple pancakes on Sunday mornings.
Moreover, David was an avid athlete. He started swimming at age 5 and competed by means of faculty. He additionally lifeguarded and ran cross-country in highschool in Chicago. As an grownup, he joined a crew crew in Baltimore and sculled competitively at Riverside Boat Club the place he met Kelly. More lately, he ran his first half-marathon, accomplished an Olympic size triathlon, and was contemplating coaching for his first half-Ironman. Ever dedicated to his youngsters and sports activities, he may usually be seen shuttling Liam to baseball, soccer, swim, ice skating, and basketball practices with Athletes Unlimited. This previous summer time he even organized a “Schultz Triathlon” for his youngsters–which they unanimously named the spotlight of their summer time and begged him to make it an annual occasion.
A wake shall be held from 4-8 PM on Thursday, May 16th, on the Burke & Blackington Funeral Home, West Newton and a Funeral Mass shall be celebrated at St. Bernard’s Church, West Newton at 10 AM Friday, May 17th. The Franklin PTO has arrange a Go Fund Me web site for donations in lieu of flowers