Friday, 20 January 2012 00:00
Recently our father Arthur J. Schultheiss died. He spent many years in the Manhasset community, serving as the mayor of Munsey Park for 10 years. One of the people on the village staff at that time was a fellow Marine, Willie Mead. They did not serve together but they shared the bond of the USMC. Willie was the first person to come to the services and pay his respects. He brought us a replica of the ‘Schultheiss Circle’ street sign, the road outside the Village Hall named in honor of Dad. Willie flew the flags in Munsey Park at half mast the day Dad was buried. And when the funeral procession drove past the Village Hall around Schultheiss Circle, Willie Mead stood at attention saluting. A photo of him is attached. In the weeks since Dad has died, we have thought about Willie saluting our father more than anything else. Willie Mead is a true gentleman and we would like to thank him for the tribute and his friendship to our Dad.