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Roger F. Shultis

August 10, 1927 ~ April 5, 2022 (age 94)

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Roger Frederick Shultis, 94, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2022 after a brief illness.  Roger was born on August 10, 1927 in Saugerties, New York to parents Fred and Charlotte Shultis. He graduated from Kingston High School. Roger served his country for 1 year in the U.S. Army and received a World War II Victory Ribbon and also an Honorable Discharge.  Roger was a life-long resident of Bearsville, New York. He married the love of his life, Elsie Shultis on September 19, 1948. They met in grade school and had been a couple since the eighth grade. Roger was a father to his two children and his first occupation was employment as a plumber. He then became a lab technician at Rotron Manufacturing in the 1950s and retired from there. 

Roger spent his free time as a woodworker making many beautiful pieces including tables, lamps, and bowls. He enjoyed having many gardens which included vegetables and flowers. Roger also loved the deer that would come to his yard often making friends with them.  He was an avid reader of western fiction. Roger and Elsie enjoyed traveling to the western United States visiting many of the famous historical sites he would read about.  He was a lifelong member of the Woodstock Dutch Reformed Church and was the sexton of the church for many years. He would make sure the church was always in good working order and maintained the building. He also would volunteer for the Woodstock Fire Department. For many years he was the man behind the movie reels at the Woodstock Theater on Tinker Street.  In 2017, he and his wife moved to New Hampshire to be closer to their daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Elsie Shultis; his daughter, Faye Tresvik, of New Hampshire; a grandson, Justin Tresvik and his wife Kristen, of Massachusetts; a granddaughter, Laura Larner and her husband Seth, of Massachusetts; two great grandchildren, Wyatt and Colby Larner; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son, Lonnie, in 1974. 

A private service was held at the family plot in the Woodstock Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Woodstock Dutch Reformed Church.  Arrangements under the direction of the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia.  You may share a special memory or condolence with the family on Roger's Tribute Wall at






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E. B. Gormley Funeral Home
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Phoenicia, NY 12464

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