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Ron, a special, God Blessed precious man who will always be remembered by those whose lives he touched. We were honored to have him as our organist at St. Coleman Church in Pompano Beach, FL. He always honored me by telling our director, Marion Gordon that my voice was "liquid gold!" He taught me "The Secret of Christmas" song which I have been singing in his honor for many years. Heaven is musically magic with his presence! A mass will be said in his honor. We all love you Ron. Cathy Van


Posted by: Cathy Van - Lauderdale By the Sea, FL - Friend   Feb 01, 2018

I had the privilege of working with Ron when he was the Music Directoar at Our Lady of Angles Catholic Church in Burlingame, CA. I was the Direcotr of an adult choir, a children;s choir and a junior high choir, Ron was my accoplanist. We wer both old school and had great fun together going down the memory lane of sacred music. Ron always wanted to have the children learn and sing great hymns in Latin. We laughed when we

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Posted by: Elizabeth Hannan - Burlingame, CA - Coworker   Jan 29, 2018

Ron has been a friend and colleague since we first met in South Florida in the early 80s. All these years I have treasured him as a friend and celebrated his musical publications. Unlike many organists, Ron was a humble servant and teacher. My sincere sympathy to Takeshi in your loss. Celebrate the time you had together. You will be missed Ron. Well done good and faithful servant.


Posted by: Dale Tucker - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   Jan 29, 2018

Ron was a wonderful gem in my life for 38 years. Beyond music, a wonderful sense of humor, kind, patient and understanding. Always a pleasure to spend an evening with. I might add that he was a chef extraordinaire. I am at that stage in life (age 78) that those rare lights in my life are twinkling off. I will miss you indeed Ron. Thanks for all you added to my life.


Posted by: Tom Lawford - Reston, VA - Friend   Jan 28, 2018

Ron came to us as an organist for Ebenezer United Methodist Church. It was such a blessing to hear him play. The little nuances that we would give a familiar hymn during a prelude or offeratory. He could also shake the rafters. We would often wait until he finished and then applaud him at the end of the service. He was really in his element the other year when he played for our Easter program. I have now formal training

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Posted by: Sylvia Bender - Annville, PA - Friend   Jan 22, 2018

Mr. Schmoltze was my teacher, choir director and director for our school musical. What a talented man. He made a such an impact on his students. I hope he knew how special he was to so many of us.


Posted by: Alice Menegus - Passaic, NJ   Jan 21, 2018

Mr Schmoltze was a great teacher not only conducting the Harmonettes at No. 12 School and the choir at Passaic Sr High School but he helped to bring to life numerous musicals on the stage at Passaic High. I had the privilege of being his student for several years. I was also in both Li'l Abner and Hallelujah Baby. He was one of my favorite teachers. A wonderful person who I am sure will be greatly missed. So sorry.


Posted by: Janet Piroch McCann - Denville, NJ   Jan 21, 2018
Photo I took of Mr. Schmoltze the last day of school, 1966

A tribute to Mr. Ron Schmoltze. He was the music/chorus teacher at No. 12 school in Passaic, NJ when I got there in 1963, having just taken over for Miss Gold. He was bold in his music selections, adding Gospel as well as show tunes to our repertoires. He was not afraid to use religious music, when in today's climate, that would be frowned upon. He came to our home for dinner when my mom, the Harmonettes' accompanist for performances

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Posted by: A friend   Jan 21, 2018

Mr. Schmoltze was my chorus director in middle and high school. He was very special to me and he will be missed.


Posted by: Carolyn Cassutoo    Jan 21, 2018