Orrville, Ohio, 1991.
Classification: Corporate Officer
Note from the Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, June 5, 2017. —
Born October 17, 1913, in Orrville, Ohio, Son of Victor B. Schantz, grandson of Abraham Schantz. Died January 5, 2007.
Graduated from Orrville High School in 1931. Attended Oberlin College, but left in his junior year when his uncle, Oliver Schantz, died, and he and his cousin Paul Schantz took over the sales department of the family firm. Bruce covered territory in Ohio and Indiana during the Depression. Took night classes at the University of Akron and was hired by Goodyear Aircraft just before the United States entered World War II. He worked there in management during the war years. After the war, he returned to Orrville to join the family business. He managed the company along with his brother John, his cousin Paul, Bruce's son, Victor, and long time member of the firm, Jack Sievert.
For further information about the current firm, see the primary entry: Schantz Organ Co.
For further information about the family, see the overview article: Schantz OverviewWe received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 10, 2019.