Sister Geraldine Schultz, OP (Sister Robert Joseph) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died December 2, 2023, at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home at Morris Hall in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. 

She was 94 years of age and had served in religious life for 76 years. The daughter of the late William Joseph and Josephine Jaucola Schultz, she was born August 31, 1929, in Clark, New Jersey.

Sister Geraldine entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, New York on September 7, 1947, made her First Profession June 25, 1949, and Final Profession August 22,1952. Sister Geraldine earned her BS in Elementary Education from Villanova University.

For more than 50 years, Sister Geraldine served as a teacher and principal in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and North Carolina. When she retired from full time ministry, she was the Director of After-Care at St. Elizabeth School in Linden, New Jersey. As she worked with children during those many years, she brought the message of Jesus to them and their families.

In 2002, Sister retired at the Ann Ferguson Towers in Linden, a senior citizens apartment building, and was doing volunteer work. From 2010 – 2012, Sister lived at Asbury Tower in Asbury Park, New Jersey then she moved to Morris Hall in Lawrenceville, New Jersey when she needed a little more help. 

Sr. Geraldine is survived by her Dominican Sisters of Hope, her sister, Mary Ann Vandermeer, and nephews, Frederick, Carl, (Irene) James (Susan) and Kurt, Vandermeer. And grandnephews, Eric, Christopher, Michael, Ryan and Adam Vandermeer. She is predeceased by her parents, William, and Josephine Schultz and by her brothers Joseph, Jr., Robert and William Schultz.

Funeral arrangements for Sr. Geraldine are as follows:

On Tuesday December 12, 2023,

Viewing: 9:00 a.m.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. at  Mary Mother of God Church157 S Triangle Road Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844

Burial following the Mass: Saint. Mary’s Cemetery  669 Madison Hill Rd Clark, NJ 07066

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sister Geraldine’s memory to the Dominican Sisters of Hope Development Office, 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, New York, 10562.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.