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Peter Schultz




Sanford - Peter Schultz, age 75, died Saturday, March 20, 2021 bringing to an end a life of exploration, curiosity, excitement, and above all, love of friends and family.

A graduate of Sanford High School ('65), Pete began a long career as a ship-fitter at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where he worked on nuclear submarines. While he wasn't a fan of the mandated respirator training because it required that he shave off his signature beard, what meant the most to him were the life-long friendships that were formed at the 'yard'. He was known as a craftsman, both at work and home, and he was proud of the very intricate woodworking pieces that he gave to family, friends, and neighbors.

Pete lived for adventure, being outdoors, and planning trips throughout all of Maine, New England, and Canada. Many of his fondest times were spent with family and friends paddling down a river, snowmobiling, boating in Casco Bay, and driving cross country. Those who knew him also knew he loved food, especially lobster and seafood eaten with loved ones on the Kennebunkport breakwater.

Peter will be most fondly remembered by his children, Peggy (Steve) Robinson and Derek Schultz; grandchildren, Vicktoria, Alexia, James, Connor, Lyla, Gabrielle, and Jakob; brother William (Judith) Schultz Jr, nieces Stephanie Schultz and Christine Schultz; along with his faithful companion and beloved dog Toto. Peter was predeceased by his parents William and Amy (King) Schultz.

Per Peter's wishes, a small, private Celebration of Life service will be held in the summer. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes of Sanford and Springvale. To Peter's memorial page, or to share an online condolence, please visit

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Bob Fiandaca

March 28, 2021 11:39 PM

Pete Schultz

I met Pete one day when he was cruising Mousam Lake in his 16ft Lyman boat in the early 1960’s. He pulled up at my dock to talk but I really think he had an eye on my sister Joanne. We became very good friends and along with a few others we were the terrors of Mousam Lake. You would usually find us water skiing during the day and at Meaders in the evening. Pete was great skier. We were always up to something in those days. When we got our drivers license we were off and running. Pete had a 1959 Pontiac Catalina and we would pack lots of kids in that car and head to Old Orchard, Hampton Beach or god knows where. Pete and I did a lot of things together and with other mutual friends. We went to the Expo in Montreal, Winter Carnival in Quebec City, Toronto, New York City, Boston, a Rolling Stones Concert in Lynn Mass where we got tear gassed, Salisbury Beach and Revere Beach to name a few. We always had a good time. As we got older we both married and at first we would still see each other now and again. But as time went on we went on our journey of life and I didn’t see him much. The last time I saw Pete was in a parking lot in south Sanford where I was working for H&R Block. It was shear coincidence. He looked good. That was in 2005 or 2006. We said we would get together but we never did. After that I kind of lost track of Pete. I will never forget Pete and all the good times we shared. He was a great guy that I, because of his 6’6” height used to say was my gentle giant friend. To Peggy and Derek and Pete’s family I offer my deepest sympathy and condolences. Rest In Peace my old friend and thanks for all the memories!

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