Wilmer S. Schantz, 75, a retired official of the Central Violations Bureau of the old D.C. Court of General Sessions, died of cancer Saturday at Washington Adventist Hospital.
Mr. Schantz was born in Allentown, Pa., and moved to Washington after graduating from the Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Pa., in 1921. He worked in the accounting department of a hardware firm for several years and joined the Court of General Sessions in 1928.
When the Central Violations Bureau was set up in the courts in 1954 to handle the payment of traffic fines and parking tickets, Mr. Schantz was assigned to that office. At the time of his retirement in 1970, he held the position of assistant chief deputy clerk and received a Certificate of Merity award.
Mr. Schantz was a member of Petworth Lodge No. 47 of the Masons and of Chapter 200 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees in Silver Spring. He also was a member of the St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Silver Spring and was active in the Senior Citizens Association of Wheaton.
Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn, of the home in Silver Spring; three sons, Wilmer S. Jr., of McLean, William G., of Rockville, and Harold M., of Glenmont; two brothers, Dr. Paul S. Schantz, of Ephrata, Pa., and Harold Schantz, of Hershey, Pa., three sisters, Elsie S. Thompson, of Elizabethtown, Pa., Arville S. Baus, of Hopkinsville, Ky., and Marie Thomas, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and seven grandchildren.