Carl B. Schanz

Carl B. Schanz 

HUNTERSLAND — Carl B. Schanz of High Point Road, who ran the family farm and worked in conservation, died peacefully at home on Friday, July 22, 2022. He was 94.

Born on Aug. 28, 1927 at home, he was the son of Inez (née Durfee) and George W. Schanz. He started his education at the one-room schoolhouse near the family farm before attending Middleburgh Central School and graduating.

He worked as a conservation operations supervisor with New York State Department of Conservation for many years, retiring from Camp Cass in Rensselaerville. He also dedicated his time to running the family farm on High Point Road. He was a lifetime member of the Huntersland Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Tri-County Fireman’s Association.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Lou Palumbo and her husband, Daniel, of Olean; his son, Stanley Schanz of Huntersland; his grandsons, Adam Schanz and his wife, Melissa, Daniel Palumbo and his wife, Erin, Michael Palumbo, and Brian Palumbo and his wife, Elizabeth; and by his great-grandchildren, Sarah Ann Schanz, Brooke Palumbo, Trenton Palumbo, Landon Palumbo, and Carter Palumbo.

His wife, Daisy May (née Gifford) Schanz, died before him.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, at the Coltrain Funeral Home at 134 River Street in Middleburgh. Interment will follow in Middleburgh Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 10to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntersland Volunteer Fire Department, 1337 Huntersland Road, Middleburgh, NY 12122.

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