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Earl John Schulze ’54

Published in Mar.6, 1991, issue

EARL DIED Nov. 21, 1990, after four years of fighting leukemia, in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he was prof. of English at the university. Coming to Princeton from Carl Schutz H.S., Chicago, Earl lettered in tennis and basketball, joined Cannon and wrote his A.C.P. history thesis on literary disillusionment in the 1920s. His doctorate from Northwestern dedicated him to teaching with a career focus on Shelley.

National tennis tours had early taught Earl the subtle tension between decency and competition. An unassuming fighter, Earl could always yield to life with grace, giving generously beyond measure to all who needed him, and he joyfully secured the career of his daughter, now conductor of the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra.

Taking teaching, art, love, and sport so seriously, Earl took himself only lightly, with ready laughter, and, knowing how to live, he made the generous example of his last years a gentle Socratic teaching to others how to die. our Class offers deep sympathy for the vacuum Earl's passing leaves for his widow Aileen, daughter Elizabeth, stepchildren Scott, Carla, Marcia, brother Erwin, father Erwin and so many friends.

The Class of 1954

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Howard M. Skoien Says:

2013-12-20 11:44:36

I remember Earl vividly. He and I grew up together on Berteau Avenue in the Portage Park area of Chicago. I even recall that he was born March 8, 1933, and that while playing together he threw a rock at my head. No serious damage. After graduating from Carl Schurz HIgh School, his family moved from Chicago and I lost track of Earl. So many years have passed and so many events as well. Yet I'll remember Earl. Howard M. Skoien, Lake Bluff, Ill.
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