R. J. Black Schultz, II DDS

r. black schultz, ii dds

May 3, 1961 ~ January 21, 2022

Born in: Riceland AFB, England
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

RJ Black Schultz, II, DDS, 60, was born May 3, 1961, in Ruislip (Riceland AFB,) England and died Jan. 21, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. after a sudden illness.  Preceded in death by his parents, RJ Black Schultz, MD and Barbara Havens Schultz; and older sister, Cynthia L. Schultz.  Survived by wife, Janice H. Schultz, PsyD; brothers, Bruce Schultz of Pueblo, Colo. and Karl (Stephanie) Schultz of Nashville, Tenn.; and nephews, Bowen Schultz, USMC, Conner Schultz and AJ Schultz.  RJ graduated from Central High School in 1979, Westminster College in 1983 and the University of Denver College of Health Sciences-School of Dental Surgery in 1987.  He practiced dentistry in Pueblo for 35 years with a special staff, Karen Perko, Carla Quintana and Donna Musso, who remained with him for over 30 years.  He was proud to be inducted into the International College of Dentists in 2016, and served as a founding member of the Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) as Pueblo site chairman.  He was a member of the CDA Trust, Colorado Delegate and Peer Review Council and served for several years on the Pueblo Community Center Board.  RJ was a loyal and committed man who loved his family, colleagues, friends, patients and helping others.  He loved the Colorado outdoors, spending leisure time fishing, hunting and gunsmithing.  RJ will be sorely missed by many.  Memorial service, 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd. with Pastor Richie Perko officiating.  Livestreaming on PCC Facebook page.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colorado Mission of Mercy, 7615 Winding Oaks Dr., Colorado Springs, CO  80919.  Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com


Memorial Service: March 15, 2022 3:00 pm

Pueblo Christian Center
1605 S. Pueblo Boulevard
Pueblo, CO 81005


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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. He w as s our dentist for many years. Gene and Mary Ann Sell.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Dr. Schultz was always funny, nice, and personable. He will be dearly missed.

  3. Janice, My deepest sympathy for you and your family in this most difficult time. Hold onto the wonderful memories of him until you will see him face to face once again.

  4. Kathy McMillin
    I was so happy when Community Residential took my suggestion to have my dentist Dr RJ be the dentist for all their clients. I knew he had the patience and personality to deal with all their problems and they all loved him. Me too for many years. I will miss him.

  5. You will be greatly missed Dr. Schultz. I’m in disbelief we won’t get to see you again. 🙁
    You were a good boss to me when I was a young dental assistant so many years ago and a great dentist to me and my daughters later on. Our condolences to your family and staff. – Mindy, Melissa & Katie

  6. It was an honor and privilege to serve on many COMOM’s with RJ, he was a passionate servant to those in need, generous with his time and talents. Dr Kyle & Penny Schulz

  7. We all have exceptional moments in our lives that shine through the years. Such moments represent the highlights of our brief time on this earth. I had the great fortune of being one of RJ’s many friends at Pueblo Central, and our senior ditch day antics still carry a record of six such extraordinary moments in a single day. I verified this with my wife Robin, who confirmed that she had indeed heard each story several times (how does she put up with me?). Thank you, RJ, for being a great and memorable friend. You will never be forgotten.

  8. R.j. Was a great human being. Smoking cigars with him was the last time I saw him. We shared some pretty hilarious laughs & talked about the different kinds of cigars we all liked. We all drank some whiskey with him, and cheered to our friendships. May God rest his beautiful soul & may R.j. Rest In Peace forever & ever..amen. 🙏🏻💔😞

  9. I’m so sorry to hear this sad news! I may have been one if his earliest patients, way back when. He was a young dentist, and I appreciated his honesty, friendship, and great care.

  10. So sorry to hear of Dr. Schultz death. He took care of all my families teeth. We will all miss him. Guess we will try the replacement dentist. Glad his staff will stay and take care of us. God bless them all. Love all. 💘

  11. Dr. Schultz will be so missed. He also made me feel cared for and I felt like he and the team took care of me like family. So sorry for the loss for his family and for the amazing staff that worked with him all these years. This was more than just a dentist office, it was a place I knew I would be in the best care and that whatever was going on, I would be ok. Love you guys and so sorry for the loss.

  12. Dr. Schultz has been my dentist since 1993 and my families dentist since the 1980’s. He was truly an amazing person. He will be greatly missed by my family and myself. I am so sorry for the Schultz family. You all are in my prayers. Rest easy Dr. Schultz. I know you are in Westcliff fishing for all eternity. We are truly heartbroken by your loss. But the memories I have will always be cherished.

  13. RJ has been my dentist since 1989. We were at CU at the same time but did not meet until I became his patient. He was more than my dentist, he was my friend too and I will cherish the memories of our conversations over these many years. I am devastated to hear of his passing way too soon even though I know he had no fear of it whenever it came. I am thankful for his excellent care and will miss him so much!

  14. RJ was a wonderful man and dentist. He always made time for his patients. My wife and I will truly miss him.
    Lincoln and Jackie Dimmick

  15. Dr. RJ was a great one. He did a lot for dentistry and represented the Southern Colorado Dental Society very well at the state level. He was a friend and always took my calls when I needed to chat with him regarding dentistry and dentistry politics. He was committed to COMOM which helped the underprivileged and others who could not afford dental treatment. He was kind, gentle, well spoken, courageous, understanding and much much more. I will miss my friend as will many of his patients, friends and relatives. RJ you made the world a better place when you were here with us. Blessings + Dr. V

  16. Dear Jan and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. RJ was our favorite/best dentist we ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was always there for an emergency along with a smile and his sharp wit that was always entertaining. We will truly miss a wonderful dentist and a sweet man with a gentle heart.

  17. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing RJ for over 20 years. He was a good friend & dentist!! I’m still in shock & will miss him forever!! What a terrible terrible loss for his family & friends!! My deepest condolences & prayers go out to all!! 🙏

  18. I was so saddened to hear of your passing. Most people hate to go to the Dentist, (not that I enjoyed the pain part) I didn’t know of any other Dentist that was willing to accommodate when I had an emergency to ask when I was going to be in town, and would meet me no matter the time. You were one of a kind………easy to talk to and funny as all get out. Until we meet again my friend………..

  19. The most wonderful man and dentist. So kind and dedicated. 30 years enjoying his knowledge and stories. He will be so missed. All our love.

  20. I have know RJ since I was a teen, he has been my Dentist for over 25 years. I am deeply saddened and send my love to his family and to his office family..

  21. We are heartbroken at RJ’s passing. Such a kind man! Dr. Schultz was our dentist for over 20 years and he will be sorely missed. He was THE best dentist! It was a blessing to have such a great dentist all these years, but, more than that, just knowing him was a blessing! Kindness and love poured between us all these years. Our prayers go out to RJ’s entire family and friends.

  22. My heart is broken to hear of your passing my friend. You were the best dentist and friend. I thank you for being the kindest person, you helped my daughter come out of her shell and my son loved talking to you. The kids got so excited to see their dentist. So funny, because you don’t hear that. RJ, Rest In Peace. My love and prayers are with your wife and family.

  23. Lawrence & Carolyn DePriest
    He was a great dentist. He will be sadly missed. Our prayers for the family.

  24. To the Schultz family and friends,
    I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Schultz’ passing. He was a great dentist who I got to know over the last twenty years. God Bless.

  25. Our deepest condolences to this family. Dr. Schultz was not only a great dentist but a terrific human being. We loved his sense of humor and his outdoor stories and lifestyle. He was so understanding, knowledgeable and kind. May God Bless his family and may they know that God only takes the very BEST. Rest In Peace Dr. Schultz. You will be forever missed and remembered.

  26. He was a great dentist and a great man. He will be greatly missed…..I am so sad that I won’t be able to spend time with him in the future. I will miss his humor and kindness.

  27. I’m still reeling from hearing this news, and wish to extend my condolences to the Schultz family and the staff at the dental office. RJ was my family’s dentist since the very beginning of his career and 3 generations are sure going to miss him. He was a good man, and held a good space in this world.

  28. So sorry to hear of RJ’s passing. He was a great family dentist and a wonderful human being. Blessings to his family.

  29. So sorry to hear about Dr. Schultz. He was a great and gentle dentist. I have been with him for many years and recommended many to his services. So sad to hear this news today. ☹️

  30. Our family will miss your kindness and support. Thank you for supporting the kids high school sports, choir and band. How you remembered all they were involved in and their college choices was amazing. Thank you for being our friend as well as our dentist. Rest easy my friend♡

  31. The loss of Dr. Schultz is a real blow to our community. He took such wonderful care of all my family and friends. I referred many to him because he was a really good dentist who never hurt you. God bless the family and friends

  32. So very sad to hear this! Dr Schultz was our dentist for over 20 years.
    He was the most kind dentist we had ever had & wonderful human being❣

  33. I went to high school with RJ and we became good friends. Lost touch after graduation. He was a great guy. Condolences to his family and may he rest in peace!

  34. So sorry Janice for the loss of your dear RJ. I wish we could have gotten to know him better. Memory eternal.

  35. So sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed talking to RJ. I will always remember his sense of humor and kindness towards his patients.

  36. So sad to hear this news. RJ was just a really good guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with RJ and family.

  37. Dr. Shultz was my dentist for years and my mothers before me. You will be missed, may you rest in Heaven Dr.Shultz🙏🌹🙏

  38. RJ was one of my former students at Central High School. I lost touch with him after graduation. Then he began to practice with with dentist, James Sudduth. RJ took over the practice when Dr. Sudduth retired. Over the years he took care of my teeth, obviously, but also took an interest in my overall health. I am so sorry for the family. You are in my prayers.

  39. Gobsmacked I was, when I heard the bad news last Friday. I knew RJ since 4th or 5th grade. We were Eagle Scouts in Troop 17 and ’79 Central classmates. He was a groomsman in my wedding, and I was at his wedding too. We had many social occasions over the last half century and celebrated or mourned many milestones together. I was planning on growing old with RJ & Janice and our many mutual friends, but alas, it is not to be. Maybe St. Peter needed a root canal. Save seats for me and the gang at heaven’s Biergarten, old friend.

    “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. The sinners are much more fun… ” — Billy Joel

  40. So sorry to hear this. Condolences to his family. Jerry & I always enjoyed your company at the dental functions. Praying you are resting in peace.

  41. I’m so sorry to read this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you Janice. As well as good memories of a good neighbor.

  42. Our deepest sympathies go out to Janice and his family both at home and at work. We will miss you. Rest in peace my friend.

  43. I am so sorry to hear that our beloved dentist has passed. We will miss you dearly Dr. Schultz! We are hoping for services so we can say our last goodbyes. We can’t believe you are gone. Heaven has gained an amazing Angel! 😇

  44. RJ was such a kind and generous DDS. He treated every patient as a friend without concern of how their bill would be paid. He was very rare indeed.
    Anne Weierbach RDH

  45. This is very sad news. RJ and I were classmates at CU School of Dentistry and I saw him at COMOM every year.
    He was such an important member of the COMOM community and his community of patients as well. A great dentist and a great guy. He will be missed.

  46. RJ’s Fsmily,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. RJ was the best dentist on this planet and a wonderful human being. He is irreplaceable and will be greatly missed!

    • Not all heroes wear capes.
      RJ was a hero to the many he helped through COMOM.
      That smile and the crocks always recognizable.
      To his family, thank you for sharing such a kind hearted dentist.

  47. I was so shocked to hear of RJs passing. Jackie and I enjoyed visiting with RJ after our dental exams. So sorry for your loss.

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