Funeral Procession For Firefighter/Paramedic May Delay Traffic

A funeral procession and memorial service for Deborah Schuster will be held Friday.

A memorial service and funeral procession for a longtime Sarasota firefighter and parademic who lost her battle with breast cancer is set for Friday.

A memorial service will be held Friday or Firefighter/Paramedic Deborah Schuster of Sarasota, who served as a member of the Sarasota County Fire Department for 10 years.

A former volunteer firefighter, she will be honored by her fellow firefighters throughout the area for her dedication and service to the department and the community.  

Schuster, 48, died May 5 at her home, and was a native of Albany, Georgia, according to her obituary on Gendron Funeral Home's website. She leaves behind the following family and friends, her obituary states:

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, two sons, Trent and Shane, her loving parents, Theodore C. Wolff, S.r. (Kathy) and Shirley Betts (David), brother Ted (Hope) Wolff Jr., many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, niece, freinds and co-workers. 

Schuster's hobbies included sailing, scuba diving, gardening and walking on the beach, her obituary says.

A noon church service will be held at , 8000 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, followed by a procession to Palms Memorial Park Gardens, 5116 Fruitville Road.  

The funeral procession route from the church will be west to Cattlemen Road, north on Cattlemen Road to Bahia Vista Street, west to McIntosh Road, north to Fruitville Road and east to Palms Memorial Park Gardens.  

Traffic may experience delays from the procession.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 147, Sarasota, Florida 34230. 


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