|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1959|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 2012|
In 1997, Jay was diagnosed with a blood disorder called Essential Thrombocythemia where the immune system over produces platelets. Over the years, this led to Myelofibrosis, which if left untreated, will lead to leukemia. The only cure for Myelofibrosis is a full bone marrow transplant. On September 26, 2012, he received the harvested marrow from his brother David. Unfortunately, in the weeks following, he developed pneumonia and was unable to successfully fight it. He passed away on Tuesday, October 30.
A resident of Frederick, Md, he was the husband of Lisa Schatz; they were married for 28 years.
He is survived by his three children, Jamie Schatz of Raleigh, NC, Jessica Schatz of Baltimore, and Jacob Schatz of Frederick. He was the son of Shirlee Schatz of Sykesville and the late Richard Schatz.
Jay was an active member of St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church in Frederick. He was employed with Fleet Management in Montgomery County.
Jay was very family oriented and enjoyed vacationing in Ocean City. He also loved racing 270 micro sprints with his son, Jacob. He enjoyed golfing and coaching his three children in various sports when they were younger.
In addition to his wife and children, Jay is survived by five brothers and sisters, Timmy Schatz, Kim Sharpe and husband Wayne, Robin Rude and husband Jim, David Schatz and wife Barb, and Matt Schatz; in-laws, Edward and Ruth Frankenberger, brother-in-law, Will Frankenberger, sister-in-law, Debra Dorough and husband Tom, and brother-in-law, Jim Frankenberger and wife Diane; numerous nieces and nephews, and his buddy, "Chance".
Richard Thomas Schatz (1935 - 2006)
Resthaven Memorial Gardens
Maintained by: Maggie Mac
Originally Created by: RFB Jenkins
Record added: Oct 31, 2012
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