Jack DeForrest Shults
Dolgeville, New York (Town of Salisbury)
Mr. Jack D. Shults, age 71, of Hopson Road, Dolgeville (town of Salisbury), passed away on Friday evening, December 17th, 2021 at St. Luke's Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System, New Hartford.
He was born in Little Falls on July 18, 1950, son of the late Jackson D. and Helen (Darling) Shults-DeRidder. He graduated from Dolgeville High School, "Class of 1970" and attended both Hudson Valley Community College and Mohawk Valley Community College for engineering. He was a certified electrician and he worked with his father for many years. He also worked for Bishal Electric and then Beech-Nut Baby Food, Canajoharie as a maintenance manager and held the title of electrical engineer at the Canajoharie and Florida plant.
Jack was a licensed ham radio operator and he was so proud of that. He was able to get his fathers call number, W2EED. In his leisure time, he loved to hunt and fish and ride his motorcycle, which he built himself. He was a member of the Dolgeville Rod and Gun Club.
Survivors include his wife, Sally Shults of Dolgeville, two sons, Douglas C. and Thomas J. Shults of Dolgeville, two grandsons, Douglas WD Shults and Jackson D. Shults; two step children, Brett Herringshaw and wife Kirsty and family, Carrie Herringshaw-Rockwell and husband Richard and daughter; his sister, Judith Scheuerman and husband Renford of Johnstown; brother Greg Shults of Gloversville; sister, Joanne (Shults) Grinnell of Glens Falls and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by both parents, Jackson and Helen and by sisters, Norma Lincourt, Jacqueline (Shults) Coffin and Judy Shults.
Jack and his family's care has been placed in the trust of Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, Little Falls (corner of Bidleman Road), 315-508-5131. There are no calling hours, cremation will take place. A spring graveside service will take place at a time to be announced at Salisbury Rural Cemetery where he will be buried with his parents. Jack was loved by many and will be sadly missed. Kindly consider donating to a Dolgeville area charity of your choice in his memory.