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Remembering Bob Schultz 1954-2015

Robert K. 'Bob' Schultz of Quakertown died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was 61.

He was the husband of Debra (Kollo) Schultz for 38 years.

He was a gymnastics coach and team director at Central Bucks School of Gymnastics in Doylestown for 40 years.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Kjell and Catherine (Adams) Schultz.

He graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a bachelor's degree in 1976.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Bradley and his wife, Danielle, of Quakertown, daughter, Jenna Roche and her husband, David, of Doylestown; grandchildren, Emma, Colin, Rowan, and Avery; sister, Linda Cross and her husband, Michael, of Media; and one niece and two nephews.

His service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, 135 West Pumping Station Road, Quakertown. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the funeral home, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bob Schultz Memorial Scholarship. For more information, please visit www.cbgym.comJeffrey A. Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service,




BobSchultzA message from Tom Ford, Head Coach and Owner of Central Bucks School of Gymnastics:



It is with great sadness that I share news of the death of my close friend and fellow coach, Bob Schultz. He passed away on Friday, October 2nd surrounded by his family.

Bob was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. I offer my heartfelt condolences to his wife, Debbie, and the rest of his family. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time.

This is an extraordinary loss for the Central Bucks family and the entire gymnastics community. Bob and I spent nearly forty years coaching side-by-side. He was one of my best friends and my right-hand man in the gym. He poured his heart and soul into Central Bucks Gymnastics. His passion and love of the sport will live on through the countless gymnasts and coaches he influenced and mentored throughout his career.

Bob taught our gymnasts to be tough, disciplined and resilient, but more importantly he taught them to love and support their teammates unconditionally. Please reach out in support of one another as we celebrate Bob’s life and grieve this tremendous loss.

PA Gymnastics Hall of Fame

Pennsylvania Gymnastics has decided to start a "Pennsylvania Gymnastics – Hall of Fame"

The Pennsylvania Gymnastics – Hall of Fame is for coaches, athletes, judges, and patrons of women's gymnastics in Pennsylvania.

Each year in January the selection committee will vote upon the people who were nominated for selection.

January 2016 will be the first selection to the PA Gymnastics – Hall of Fame

We are seeking nominations from professional members.

Nominations will be due December 1st.

Attached is a nomination form and the criteria that will be used for selection to the PA Gymnastics – Hall of Fame.

PA Gymnastics – Hall of Fame criteria and nomination information.

For more information please e-mail



Please send nominations to:  


Mike Vanim

PA Gymnastics – Hall of Fame

110 Trinley Street

Pottstown, PA  19465

John Pancott

It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of John Pancott.  John had suffered a short illness and passed with his family surrounding him at approximately 5pm on September 10th at Paoli Hospital. 

He was a former British Olympic gymnast ('60 and 64'), a respected coach, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather… but a friend to everyone.  He was truly larger than life itself.  He will be missed by many, but the memories we have will last forever.

Funeral arrangements are forthcoming.  Please keep the Pancott family in your prayers during this difficult time.


John Pancott opened John Pancott Gymnastics center in 1977.  John was a great part of the gymnastics community as a mentor, and lecturer at many gymnastics clinics and congresses.

National Gymnastics Day – Saturday September 19th

National Gymnastics Day is right around the corner!  

Mark your calendar for the 17th annual National Gymnastics Day on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.

All gymnasts, coaches, gymnastics schools and fans are invited to celebrate the sport of gymnastics.  Show your salute!  Submit photos to the USA Gymnastics Facebook page and post on Twitter and Instagram.  Please post photos of celebrations using #NGD2015.

Help Bob Bounce Back


Many people have reached out to express their concern and offer help to Bob and his family. In response to this outpouring, a fundraising site has been established to assist Bob and his family with medical expenses not covered by health insurance, as well as other expenses his family incurs (meals, travel, etc.). Feel free to share this share the following URL with anyone you think would be interested in lending their support:


As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for Bob’s immediate family, as well as his extended Central Bucks family. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.


Please feel free to reach out to my dad or me if you have questions or need additional information.



David Ford

Executive Director

Central Bucks Gymnastics and Dance

929 North Easton Road

Doylestown, PA 18902

215.345.0176 office

570.856.0710 mobile

215.345.6783 fax

Visit us at


The Help Bob Bounce Back Benefit Fund was established to assist Bob Schultz and his family with medical expenses not covered by insurance, as well as other expenses resulting from a recent health crisis.

Bob was participating in an annual golf outing with close friends when he suddenly developed acute abdominal pain. He arrived at the local emergency room and was promptly admitted and diagnosed with pancreatitis. Bob is currently undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Bob is a beloved husband, father, grandfather, coach and friend. He has coached gymnastics for nearly forty years and is a fixture on local golf courses. As a result, he has an extended family of current and former gymnasts, parents, coaches, golfing buddies and co-workers that number in the thousands.

Please help support Bob and his family during this difficult time by making a gift of any size to the Help Bob Bounce Back Benefit Fund.