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Past International President Schatz enters Chapter Eternal

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Frederick E. Schatz, Eta of Phi Sigma Delta (University of Michigan) 1957, who served as the 37th International President of the Fraternity from 1988-1990.

Past International President Schatz, 87, passed away Thursday, April 6, in Boynton Beach, Florida. He is survived by his beloved wife, Enid Schatz. He also is the cherished father of Michael Schatz, Lisa (Richard) Broder, and Rick (Monica) Schatz , stepsons Michael Kupsov (Beth) and Steven Kupsov, and several grandchildren, step-grandchildren and many loving nephews, nieces and friends. The full obituary may be viewed here.

Brother Schatz was a long-time Michigan resident, based in the Detroit suburbs, working in the finance industry. He was a devoted Michigan Wolverines fan.

He served on the Supreme Council for almost 15 years before being elected to the Fraternity’s top leadership position. He also was executive trustee of the Eta Chapter at Michigan for many years. His son, Brother Richard (Rick) E. Schatz, 1989, was Eta Chapter President in 1988.

The funeral will be at Ira Kaufman Chapel on Monday, April 10 at 2 p.m. Rabbi Joshua Bennett will officiate. Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery. The family will be gathering through the evening of Tuesday, April 11 at the residence of Enid Schatz. Religious services will be held both Monday and Tuesday at 7:00pm.

Past International President Schatz was a friend to all ZBTs and in particular to those with whom he served. We mourn the loss of this true, loyal and distinguished brother. Please take a moment to remember Brother Fred Schatz, one of ZBT’s important leaders.

Gifts in memory of Brother Schatz may be made to the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation by visiting zbt.org/donate. Please complete the memorial tribute information section when making your gift.

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