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Russell Emanuel “Speedy” Schantz Jr., 55

October 4, 2012

Russell Emanuel “Speedy” Schantz Jr., 55, of Reynoldsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at home.

He was born May 20, 1957, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Russell Emanuel Schantz, Sr., and Ethel “Skip” (Geist) Schantz.

His mother survives and resides in Punxsutawney.

Russ previously worked as a dozer operator for Yenzi Coal Company and Valier Coal Company.

He was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles.

He loved to go fishing.

In addition to his mother, surviving relatives include three brothers, Gary “Bear” Schantz, Charlie “Wally” Schantz and Harry “Bing” Schantz; and two nephews, Ed and Justin Schantz, all of Punxsutawney.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com.

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