Gary
Gary Lee Schildt, age 54, of Redondo Beach, CA, died Sunday, August 12th from complications arising from lymphoma. Gary was born November 16, 1946, in Los Angeles, California and lived the majority of his life in the LA area. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with both a BA degree in Marketing and a MBA. Gary served in the U.S. Army, 101st Airborn and is a Vietnam Veteran. In 1975, Gary joined Xerox Corporation and has held various postions over the past 26 years in the El Segundo area. Gary's hobbies included tennis, golf and music. Gary is survived by his wife Rita, his mother Josie, stepfather Bill, father Walter, sister Mary, stepchildren Clyde, Ivy and Carlton. He is also survived by aunts and uncles, Bernadine, Bill, Lita, Jim and cousins Judy and Jackie. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 20, 2001, 2:00PM at White & Day Colonial Mortuary, 901 Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA. 90277. Charitable donations may be sent in Gary's name to: Lymphoma Research Foundation of America c/o Gary L. Schildt Memorial Fund 8800 Venice Blvd., Suite 207 Los Angeles, CA 90034 310-204-7040

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  1. Dear Rita & Family, Ever since hearing about Gary, I have spent considerable time thinking about him, and our relationship. I have had the good fortune of working with Gary over many years on many programs. Gary was always tenacious in his efforts to drive customer satisfaction, process, and quality. When Gary worked on a project, I knew it was done thoroughly, with great attention to detail. But the thing I remember best, and most importantly, was our friendship. Back in the late 80\’s, when we were both working our weight issues, we spent considerable time together. We\’d attend sessions together, review our daily food records, walked together, teased and cajoled. For 18 months we worked hard at our goals, and together were the star pupils in our weight loss class. I have never enjoyed losing weight more, before or since we did it together. And yes Gary, you did have “the Best” pedometer. I will miss Gary, as we all will. But I know he is at peace, and will forever more be at his ideal weight. Rita, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With Deepest Sympathy, John & Chris Fiorino

  2. Rita, Our condolences to you and your family. My name is Shelly and I am your neighbor, Laura\’s sister. We have been praying for Gary and yourself. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. God bless you and your family, The Cunninghams

  3. Gary – my family shall miss you, we have loved knowing you, and you brightened many a day for us! May your family find the peace and happiness in having known you too!

  4. Dear Rita and family, Our thoughts are with you, at this difficult time. I will miss Gary (Tweezy) very much. I am very saddened. In the forty years I\’ve known Gary, we\’ve shared a lot of wonderful memories. Love, The Glicks

  5. Dear Rita and Family, Please accept our sympathies and sincere condolences in these very difficult moments. During these many years at work ,we greatly valued and appreciated Gary\’s professional contributions and dedication to our business and engineering team. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Sincerely, Louis and Lore

  6. Rita and Family, Our thoughts are truly with you. We feel very lucky to have gotten to know Gary over the years. He was a great guy on and off the court. I will always remember fondly those Wednesday nights when he would have a sheepish grin on his face after he hit a wicked crosscourt winner….and then he would laugh and tell me “I\’m going to make you run more too.”

  7. Rita & Family, Gary was such a special person. As a colleague, he was always there providing support and encouragement. It is such an inspiration knowing someone like him. He was one of those special people God seems to use to bring happiness to others. Rita, make yourself familiar wit the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you. God Bless You, Nina

  8. Dear Rita and family I was so sorry to hear about Gary\’s passing. During the last five years, we became friends as well as co-conspirators at Xerox. I will miss him very much. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know that I will always hold you and Gary in my heart.

  9. To Rita and Family, “Even through the valley of the shadow of death, the Lord will lead you to a new place of comfort and peace.” May God bless you during this time of bereavement. Sincerely, Gina R. Dunmore-Broom Xerox, Oakland

  10. Rita and Family, I will surely miss Gary at the Xerox Management meetings. He was always supportive of our programs. He never complained if I scheduled a bad speaker for the dinner meetings!! May God give all of you peace during this diffcult time. Sincerely, Yolanda

  11. Rita, I am sorry to hear about Gary\’s passing. I enjoyed very much working with and celebrating numerous NPS & IPS victories with Gary. He was in the middle of a dynamic team doing great things for Xerox. I knew him for a short time, but I your relationship with him was obviously a high point in his life. God Bless and Keep You, Greg Widener

  12. Rita, My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you. I regret I was out of town when Gary\’s services took place. I was very much with you in thought and prayer. You have been incredible thoughout this entire process and Gary was very fortunate to have you . I pray that you will have the strengh to go on and remember the wonderful times the two of you shared. God Bless you and know that I and the many people that love you and Gary are here for you Love, Rosa

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