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Passed away Sunday, April 17 at age 81, at the Aaron Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Fairport, New York.

Holly Karen Schultz was born and raised in Chicago and was the only child of Alice Hazel Mitchell and John Wells Schultz. She was a “latch key kid,” brought up by her mother from a young age.

Survived by many nieces and nephews, ex-husbands Russ and Joe, treasured cousin, Miriam Nofsinger, other loved partners, and most ardent fan, Pamela.

Holly fought and survived breast cancer, but lost her battle with Alzheimers disease, as it slowly chipped away at her memory and essence.

As her condition worsened, it was Holly who suggested that she go into assisted living, and we helped her make that transition.

Her very first morning at the Legacy at Grande Vie, as we were walking down the hall with her, she stopped, looked us both in the eyes and said “Thank you for not throwing me away.”

Holly was smart, fun loving, polite, creative, focused, patient, and resilient.

She was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, with a degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts, and was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She worked as a Graphic Artist at Eastman Kodak Company, being one of the very first people to use Computer Assisted Design. She was a pioneer in accepting the birth of the “computer age” and was a great “go to” for her friends seeking IT help.

She most recently worked in computer IT at the Pittsford Central School District,. and previously owned her own Graphic Artist business.

She loved country music, and taught line dancing at the Rustler’s Roost. She loved her dog Tucker, her cat Todd, gatherings at Pat and Judy’s cabin playing croquet in the woods,-Christmas parties at Liz and Maria’s, — Easter at Wendy and Rene’s, wearing Easter corsages, and pool parties with dozens of friends playing games for prizes. She loved ironing her clothes, swimming and boating, dirt biking, coin collecting, and organizing things. She loved Grilled cheese sandwiches with Campbell’s Tomato Soup, and her favorite snack was Animal Crackers. Most of all, she loved her home.

We applaud, and appreciate the extraordinary care given to Holly during her stay at the Aaron Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, the kind care she received from Hospice Nurse, Bridgett, and the gift of time and energy, from Connie and Jenny, that helped her stay longer in her home.

Holly would be happy if donations in her memory were made to a local Animal Rescue group. To leave an online condolence visit:

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