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Paul Jay Schultz

March 22, 1954 — June 20, 2024

Paul Jay Schultz, 70, “Whitey, Jay Bird, Bulldog, Little Grandpa,” a resident of Baton Rouge for 45 years, passed away on June 20, 2024, after a brief battle with a rare cancer. Born on March 22, 1954, in Arabi, Louisiana, he attended St. Mary’s Italian School and graduated from Jesuit High School in 1972. 

From 1972 to 1976, as a walk-on, he played 4 years of baseball at Southeastern Louisiana and received many athletic achievements and awards, leading the team in doubles and home runs for many years with a batting average consistently over .300. He was named to the NCAA District and All-Star Team - 3rd Baseman, All GSC teams, and All Southland Conference teams multiple times during his college career. One of his proudest memories and accomplishments was when the 1975 team was the only team in the school’s history to make an appearance in the College World Series, coming in 3rd place. # 28 in your programs, but # 1 in your heart.

In 1973, he met the love of his life, his Golden Girl, “Annie”. They recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on March 22 of this year. In 1983, he started his own CPA firm, Paul Jay Schultz, CPA, where he quickly became a valued member of the community, building lifelong relationships where clients became family. 

His favorite past times were hunting and fishing with his closest friends and family, vacationing at the beach and betting at the dog track, watching LSU and SELU baseball games, and most importantly, spending time with his grandchildren.

Paul’s fierce love for his family and friends was evident in all that he did, and he cherished the time spent with them, creating countless memories that will be treasured forever.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Joseph and Mary Grace Misuraca Schultz.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ann Marie Donnelly Schultz. His four children, Derek P. Schultz (Rebecca), Erika S. Saltzberg (David), Kara S. Cheek (Benjamin), and Kayce S. Millet (Lucas). His nine grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Daniel Schultz; Caleb, Riley, and Flynn Saltzberg; Ariah and Tye Cheek; and Abram and Evangeline Millet.

He is also survived by his brother, Randall Schultz (Karen), his beloved nanny, Rose Lynn Misuraca Scott, his Panny and Aunt, Frank J. and Charlene Misuraca, his Aunt Elma Rita Schultz Vale, along with numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends whom he loved dearly.

The family wishes to thank all of the medical staff and many health care professionals at Mary Bird Perkins, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, and Oschner MD Anderson for their compassion and care for him. 

The funeral services will be on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2025 Stuart Ave, Baton Rouge, La 70808. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a Catholic Mass at 1 p.m. and an interment to follow at Resthaven Gardens and Memorial, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, La 70817.

“Paul's” bearers will be Derek Schultz, Benjamin Cheek, Lucas Millet, Randall Schultz, George Freeman, and Larry Zeller.

Honorary “Paul’s” bearers are his nine grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Daniel Schultz, Caleb, Riley, and Flynny Saltzberg; Ariah and Tye Cheek; and Abram and Evangeline Millet.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a cancer charity or a favorite charity of your choice in his name.

And in tribute to his memory when you want to feel closest to him, listen to Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin while enjoying an Angelo Brocato’s Cannoli (or maybe two).

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Paul Jay Schultz, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, June 27, 2024

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

St. Aloysius Catholic Church

2025 Stuart Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 27, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

St. Aloysius Catholic Church

2025 Stuart Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Graveside Service

Thursday, June 27, 2024

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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