Senior Master Sargent Richard "Dick" Schuler, 91, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family in his Plantation, FL home on Friday, April 12, 2019.
Dick was born on October 3rd, 1927 in New York, then moved to Chile, before returning to his mother's home in Ecuador. At the age of 9, he moved to Miami with his mother and sister, Gladys, where he attended Gesu High School in Miami. After graduation, Dick enlisted in the Air Force where his career took him to Morocco, Puerto Rico, and to numerous bases in the US. He retired from the Air Force after a 20 year career in 1968, when he began his 2nd career in electronics, banking and real estate.
Known as his loved ones as "Papa" loved ones,he loved to fix up cars, work on projects around the house, and you could find him on the golf course whenever possible. He is survived by his loving wife Joanne, sister Gladys, son Richard, daughters Glenda, Jeanette, Elaine, Polly, Sandy, Jackie, and Kris, his fifteen grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will take place at Fred Hunter funeral home at 2401 S. University Dr., Davie, FL 33324 on Tuesday 4/16 from 5:30 pm - 7pm. Memorial service will take place at Fred Hunter on Wednesday 4/17 at 11am, followed by a Military Honors burial at Lauderdale Memorial Park 2001 SW 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association or a charity of choice.
"My deepest condolences to all of Mr. Schuler's family and friends. And I pray that you will find comfort in knowing that "God is our refuge and strength; a help that is readily found in times of distress." (Psalms 46:1) May those words comfort your hearts during this difficult time."
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
With deepest sympathy.
Susan and Jose Hernandez"