Robert Schulte, Sr.

Robert Schulte, Sr., Scranton, passed away Wednesday in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by his family.   His wife was the former Maureen Murray Schulte who passed away in 2018.

Born 1934 in Scranton he was the son of the late Leonard and Norma Connolly Schulte and was a proud graduate of St Patrick’s High School where he starred on the basketball court and football field.  He went on to study at the University of Scranton where he also continued his sporting excellence.   In 1997 he was inducted into the All Hyde Park Athletic Association Hall of Fame.  Bob started his professional career with the USFG Insurance Company and then went on to own and operate the Insurance Management Services Company with offices in Scranton, Moscow and Milford.   A man of deep faith, Bob was a member of the St Paul’s Parish Community.   He served our country honorably in the United States Army.

Bob will be deeply missed by his family and friends.   He went out of his way to be kind to people.   He used social media to connect with people by sending them messages and updates to let them know he cared about them.

Surviving are children Karen Lynch and her husband Rick, Robert Schulte, Jr., Michael Schulte and his wife Jill and Kristen Barone and her husband Daniel all of Dunmore;  son in law Gary Calderone of Dunmore;  sister Yvonne Beck of Virginia;  fourteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his beloved daughter Lynn Calderone who died in September of 2021 and a brother in law George Beck.

Due to the Covid19 pandemic all attending are asked to wear masks and refrain from physical contact.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday December 30th at 10am in St. Paul’s Church 1510 Penn Ave. Scranton.

Friends may call Thursday morning from 9am until time of Mass at the church.

Inurnment with military honors in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.

In lieu of flower’s it was Bob’s wishes for memorial contributions to be made to St Joseph’s Center 2010 Adams Ave. Scranton, PA 18509


  1. Dear Karen, Bobby, Mike & Kristen,
    I’m sorry to hear that your father passed through the veil. Your father engineered my return to Scranton when he recommended me to the USF&G Branch Mgr. I truly did my best once hired to be deserving of his confidence. Some say that we really aren’t adults until both of our parents die. This was true in my life. God bless Bob,Maureen and Lynn to reach through the veil and bless each of you and your families with health, happiness and joy.

  2. Ann Scott

    My sympathy to all the families of Bob Schulte. He mentioned about tests, etc! I’m shocked! We kept in touch on messenger. Knew Bob & Maureen from my St. Pat’s days, too. I was Nancy Butterly Scott & a cheerleader through those nail biting games with St. Pat’s & all those great teams. Bob, a fine example of goodness & kindness & a strong religious belief. I’m sorry to hear this & especially at this time of year. Bob & all the families will be in my prayers & thoughts. Rest in peace Bob!

  3. Kathleen Camille Gillette

    My deepest sympathy to all Bob’s family 👪 and friends 🙏😢 I only met Bob on Facebook messenger he was such a kind sweet man with humor and his kind concern for a simple joke or support for having a bad day ❤💙 he became my friend always sweet and caring ❤ an old fashioned gentleman and he shared his basketball photo from St Patrick’s and still had excitement telling me all about it like it happened yesterday. I will miss his big ❤ and how he loved his family 👪. It was my privilege to get to know him briefly but he left his impact on my heart ❤💙

  4. John C Hawley

    Bob Schulte Sr. was indeed kind, and helpful in getting others to agree whenever he could. We were honored to work with him.

  5. Slick Cawley

    Bob Schulte was a ‘LEGEND’ at St Patrick’s HS in West Scranton.. a very popular cheer using Bob’s n 4 other basketball player’s names was incorporated by the St Patrick’s cheerleaders.

    May God Bless you Bob n watch over your family 🙏

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