Mokoma Conservancy


David G. Shultz

Born April 28, 1951 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Duane G. and Helen F. (Houseknecht) Shultz. He and his wife, the former Kathy I. Fleming, celebrated 41 years of marriage on February 26, 2018.

Dave was a graduate of Sullivan County High School, Class of 1969. Immediately following graduation he joined the U.S. Navy and helped defend his country during the Vietnam War and served with the prestigious Blue Angels. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy on March 1, 1973, Dave returned home and attended Bloomsburg University, graduating in 1977.

Dave worked in business management during his younger years, but his favorite jobs came after retirement; driving people in his limousine, working at the Eagles Mere Air Museum, and serving as Mayor of Laporte, which was a lifelong dream.

Giving back to the community that he so loved was very important to Dave. He served on the Sesquicentennial committee, Laporte banner committee for both issues, Carpenter Cruise committee for 17 years, Laporte holiday lighting committee, the advisory committee for the Area Agency on Aging, as a founding member and former chairperson of the Laporte Enhancement Committee, and a former Laporte Borough Council member. Dave was also a member of the Laporte United Methodist Church, Laporte Fire Company, Eagles Mere / Laporte Lions Club, American Legion Post 601, Sonestown, and served as treasurer of the Mokoma Conservancy.

In his free time Dave enjoyed riding his motorcycle, gardening, traveling with his wife to visit their children and grandchildren, volunteering with groups and activities that benefited the community and working on his vintage postal Jeep.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Jessica E. (Adam) Shultz-Sibley of East Fallowfield; a son, Adam C. (Alaena) Shultz of Chambersburg; four sisters, Barbara (Thomas) Guzy of Hummelstown, Cindy (Charles) Schumacher of Laporte, Tracy (David) York of Big Flats, NY and Patsy Houghtaling of Stafford, VA; three brothers, Jeffrey Shultz, Charles (Karen) Shultz, and Terry (Gloria) Shultz all of Laporte; and three grandchildren, Alexa Shultz, Liam Sibley, and Greyson Shultz.