Edward “Eddie” Joseph Schulte, 81, a resident of Stamford, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 27, 2023 at Stamford Hospital. Eddie was born on March 11, 1941 in Milford, CT to the late Carl Walter Schulte and Lucia Maria Deaso Schulte.
Eddie grew up in Milford, CT. He was the epitome of a 1950’s teen. He could dance like Elvis, was as popular as the Fonz, and the big brother everyone wanted to have. When he married, he moved to Stamford.
A barber for over 50 years in Stamford, and owner of Ridgeway Barber Shop and Cindy and Eddie’s Barber Shop, Eddie and his wife raised their children in the shops while working full time. His children were his pride and joy. With every accomplishment they achieved, he beamed with pride. He was a beloved father, who always supported his children in their artistic pursuits and passions. He was their biggest fan.
Eddie was an avid golfer and fisherman and could often be found reading one of his many western books in his favorite chair. He loved sports and was a devoted Yankees and Giants fan.
In his later life, when he was unable to work as a barber, he worked as a crossing guard for the city of Stamford. He enjoyed this so much and made many friends, especially the pups that always flocked around him in anticipation of the treats he kept hidden in his pockets.
Having a large, extended family, Eddie was loved and will be missed by many.
Eddie is survived by his former spouse, Cindy Hamel Schulte, his children Rachel Schulte and Eddie J. Schulte, Jr., his siblings, James P. Schulte and his wife Cathleen and Mary M. Russo, his sister-in-law, Arlene M. Schulte as well as his many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Eddie is predeceased by his brothers Carl Walter Schulte, Jr., Carl William Schulte and brother-in-law Frank D. Russo.
Family and friends may call on Monday February 6, 2023 at Our Lady Star of The Sea R.C. Church Hall, 1200 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in the church proper at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, Stamford, CT.
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.