Dr. Clarence G. Schulz, a resident of Port Clyde and Rockport, Maine, died peacefully on November 25 at the age of 94. He had been diagnosed with cancer in early November.

Clarence, the youngest son of Dr. Erich Schulz and Clara (Gallagher) Schulz, was born in 1922 in St. Charles, Missouri. He began assisting his father with his medical practice at a young age, thereby developing what would become a lifelong interest in medicine. After three years as an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis, he entered the Washington University School of Medicine, receiving his MD degree in 1945 at age 23. His internship was at Lutheran Hospital in St. Louis, and he then served as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps at a VA hospital in Danville, Illinois (1946-48). While working with some of the veterans there, he came to realize the importance and impact of quality psychiatric care, so he decided to continue his medical career as a psychiatrist. He began residency training at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC, in 1948. It was there that he met Connie Castle, who was working there as an occupational therapist. They were married in 1951 in her hometown of Barrington, Illinois. In 1952 he took a position at Chestnut Lodge Hospital in Rockville, Maryland, serving as a member of the staff until 1963. During this period he undertook psychoanalytic training with the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute (1950-1960).

In 1963, Dr. Schulz moved his family to the Baltimore area in order to join the staff at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital. He worked there until his retirement in 1987, holding numerous positions that included Assistant Medical Director, Director of Training, and Senior Psychiatrist. In addition, he was on the faculty at both the Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland medical schools. Dr. Schulz was an Emeritus Supervising and Training Analyst and a longtime member and former President of the Washington Psychoanalytic Society. He was named as a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 1979. Even after his formal retirement from Sheppard-Pratt, he continued to supervise residents while conducting a part-time private practice until 2001. Over the years he received numerous awards and informal accolades from the many residents who were so appreciative of the training they received from Dr. Schulz. He is the co-author of two books: Case Studies in Schizophrenia (Dr. Rose Kilgalen, co-author; Basic Books, 1969) and Losing and Fusing: Borderline Transitional Object and Self Relations (Dr. Roger Lewin, co-author; Jason Aronson, 1992). He also authored over a hundred publications, book chapters, reviews, and papers presented at professional conferences.

Beyond his career, Clarence had many interests over his lifetime, including music: playing piano, attending classical performances, listening to opera on Saturday afternoons, and serving on the Board of Baltimore’s Pro Musica Rara. He enjoyed tennis, camping, swimming, and boating when he had the time and opportunity. He was an accomplished gardener, a passion that he instilled in his children. In 1985, Clarence and Connie purchased a home on the coast of Maine, where he continued to tend gardens, read avidly, and engage in photography (especially of coastal sunsets), eventually moving there full-time in 2012. Clarence was a devoted family man who enjoyed spending time with his extended family in Waupaca, Wisconsin, and Port Clyde. He made many trips with Connie to attend international conferences or on vacations to Brazil, China, and many parts of Europe.

He was predeceased by his son, Eric and four brothers: Erich Schulz, Arthur Schulz, John Schulz, and William Schulz. He is survived by Constance (Castle) Schulz, his wife of 65 years; three children and their spouses, David Schulz and Karen Stone of Mystic, Connecticut, Sarah O’Loughlin and Spencer O’Loughlin of Hull, Massachusetts, and Julia Schulz and Ben Levine of Rockland, Maine. Other surviving family members include his seven grandchildren: Morgan O’Loughlin and his wife, Nicole O’Loughlin, Henry O’Loughlin, Patrick O’Loughlin, Myles O’Loughlin, Ian Schulz, Alexander Schulz, and Lydia Schulz. They will all miss Pop-Pop and his humorous stories!

A memorial service in honor of Clarence Schulz will be held in the late spring at the Towson Unitarian-Universalist Church. Because of the high-quality care he received at the Sussman House in Rockport, the family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to a hospice care facility in your area.

Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.directcremationofmaine.com.