Frederick Schmidt

Obituary of Frederick A. Schmidt

Frederick A. Schmidt Sr., 93 of 5 Pearne Ave, Cortland passed away June 18, 2010. Mr. Schmidt was born December 3, 1916 in Patterson, NJ. The son of Adolph and Henrietta Knapp Schmidt.. Fred had been a longtime resident of the area. He came to the area with CCC in the mid 1930s to work on the land and reforesting projects in the Truxton area. He served with the US Army in Europe during WW II. Mr. Schmidt retired from SUNY Cortland in 1978. He had also been employed with Canteen and then Cortland Vending Co. for many years. Fred had been a volunteer fire fighter with the Emerald Hose Co., a Boy Scout Leader, and an active member of the local Democratic Party, a past member of the Cortlandville Masonic Lodge, a member of the Cortland VFW and had served as the Post Quarter Master for many years. Mr. Schmidt is survived by sons; Frederick A. Jr. of Cortland and Gary (Debbie) of Watkins Glen. Five daughters; Henrietta (Bruno) Maniccia of Peach Tree City, GA, Susan (joseph) Dovi of Cortland, Mary Ann (Robert Lyon) Gordon of Elmira, Christine (Timothy) Zeches of McGraw, Teresa Schmidt of Sandy Creek, NY. Thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Mr. Schmidt was predeceased by his wife Mildred A. Schmidt in 1999 and son William in 1993. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 noon at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Marys Cemetery. Friends are invited to call on Tuesday 10:00-12:00 prior to the service. To offer condolences online, visit fred jr. sorry to hear about your dad/ed/debbi Ours thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ken&Sandy Stafford Christine and Tim and family, So sorry for your loss, He had a very long life and wonder children.Our thoughts are with you. Pat and Rox Christine and Family, We are sorry for your passing. I know how hard it is to loose a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Gina Freeland We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Love, Jeanette and David Marshall
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