Warren bids fond farewell to volunteer Marcia Schultz
Jim Schultz, right, of Warren, prepares to embrace his brother-in-law, Brian Parker, following Parker's remarks during Saturday's memorial service for his sister and Schultz's wife, Marcia, at the Warren Congregational Church. BZ photo
Warren came out in force Saturday to pay tribute to the late Marcia Schultz, a dedicated volunteer in town who made her mark as an emergency medical services instructor.
Schultz died Dec. 11 after a fight against cancer. She was the wife of Jim Schultz and was a longtime member of the Warren Volunteer Fire Company. Jim Schultz is a member of the WVFC and was joined at the service by his fellow volunteers and emergency medical services volunteers and officials from many of the area towns where Marcia Schultz provided training in CPR and the use of automatic external defibrillators.
In addition to volunteering, Marcia Schultz was a former tax collector in town and was admired for her compassion and respect for others. Warren Congregational Church pastor, the Rev. Gary Kitchin, described Schultz, whom he knew as a friend, in his words to the packed church.
“Marcia was a servant who loved her neighbors, even the ones she might not agree with or like what they were doing," Kitchin said. "The proof was in her service.”
Schultz was an animal lover who after kept a managerie of animals at her home. She was president of the Little Guild of St. Francis in West Cornwall. In addition to her husband and eight siblings, Schultz left her two sogs, Sparks and Sallie.