Jeff Schulze, 70, passed away November 19, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Jeff was born in Altadena, California, to Jim & Claire Schulze, and moved to Fullerton as a child. He graduated from Sunny Hills High School and attended Fullerton College.
Jeff served for two years in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam, where he received two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star.
Jeff worked for Gibson Greeting Cards and then in the car business for 20 years, selling and managing at several local dealerships.
In 1991, he and Gary Lawrence started Bridgemasters, making trestles and accessories for garden railroads. Jeff loved both real and model railroads and belonged to several train groups.
This year, he became a member of the Catholic Church.
Jeff is survived by his wife of 44 years, Laurene "Lauri"; their sons, David (Heather) and Michael (Jennifer); and three grandsons, James, Jeffrey and Jonathan. He is also survived by his father, James; brother, John; sister, Jennifer Buck (Roger); nieces, Leslie Murray (Nathan) and Julie Schulze; as well as many loving friends and family.
Donations may be made to the Fullerton Train Museum.
Published in Orange County Register on Nov. 27, 2018
In the meantime, Jeff's brother John, '67 has written a moving remembrance of Jeff in PRAYERS, on your left hand menu, Eventually, I'll move what he says to this page.