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John Schmidt

JOHN D. “JACK” SCHMIDT aged 92, passed away peacefully February 12, 2017 at Hospice House among family. Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann (nee Cassidy) and his second wife, Claire (nee Hoffman); he is survived by his six children Patrick (wife Kathy Willis), John, Christine Snead (husband Jim), Michael, Rosemary Sandt (husband Tim) and Anne Ludwick (husband George); devoted grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 11.

Jack was a World War II U.S. Navy  Veteran who was involved in LCI-assisted landings at Omaha Beach during D-Day. He was proud of his service and coordinated bi-annual reunions with his surviving crewmates. He also served as a compassionate caregiver to his wives, Ann and Claire, after each was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He was employed for many years as a chief accountant at Lincoln Electric and received a Man of the Year award for his diligent and innovative service to the company. Jack was strongly admired by his children and others for his resourcefulness, good nature, enthusiasm and insight.

Jack was a resident of Willoughby Hills for 23 years, formerly of South Euclid. He graduated from Barberton High School and the University of Akron. Jack enjoyed traveling, especially to Paris, Normandy and Mexico. He was a Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavs fan. Jack will be remembered most as a family-oriented, outgoing and social man who was a great storyteller. He will be greatly missed.

Contributions may be made in memory of Jack to Alzheimer’s Association 23215 Commerce Park #300, Beachwood, OH 44122.

Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 17, 2017 at St. Noel Catholic Church at 10 AM.  Burial following with Military Honors at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Jack at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) THURSDAY 4-8 PM.

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  1. Please accept our sincere condolences on your family loss.
    May the love of family and strength from friends help you in the days ahead.
    Continue to rely on God as he help you to cope with the heavy weight of your
    loss. Blessed be the Almighty God who daily carries the load for us.

  2. Our prayers go out to the Schmidt family during this difficult time. Love The Fuller Family

  3. Our prayers go out to the Schmidt family during this difficult time. Love The Fuller family

  4. Allison Bennett :

    Rosie and Tim,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. So sorry for your loss of your father Anne.He sounds like he was a wonderful man.

  6. My condolences to the family. He will be missed by many.

  7. Brittany Snead & Family :

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that our Father grants you peace and comfort to get you through this difficult time. We love you!

  8. Laurie Johnston :

    So many great memories of Jack Schmidt. Always a great smile and a laugh and seemed to always get a kick out of life. I can still hear him laughing and carrying the camcorder around. He truly loved his family! My thoughts and prayers to all the Schmid family .

  9. Kimberly Ludwig Parker :

    Dear Schmidt family,
    This is a voice from the past. Your neighbor behind you and good friend of Chris — Kimberly Ludwig Parker. I was so sorry to hear the passing of your dad, grandad, etc. I have so many memories of your family growing up and want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have been executive director of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation in California for 17 years and coincidentally our latest project has been around Alzheimer’s and dementia. I will make a personal contribution to that program in both Ann and Jack’s name.
    I was saddened to have lost touch with Chris and would love to reconnect. I am including my contact information and would enjoy hearing how she and her family are doing and where they are now living. My email is, my FB is Kimberly Ludwig Parker and my cell is 530-277-2812. I am hopeful she will see this.
    Again, my thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Your dad brought a lot of laughter and smiles to us when we were growing up.

    Kimberly Ludwig Parker

  10. Ray and Vicki Costan Braun :

    Jack and family:

    Someone else wrote that they could hear your dad’s laughter and I share in that memory. I can picture him sitting at 1111 Piermont with my dad (Lew Costan) and arguing about the meaning of life, the sanctity of the nuns at St. Margaret Marys and the merits of growing tomato plants from seeds. I have lovely video of your parents dancing at our wedding at Sherwins Party Center. He was my dad’s best friend and a fine friend to Ray and I when we were back in Cleveland.

    We send prayers during these days of memories and transitions. Love to all of the c hildren your dad loved so much.

  11. Pat, Kathy and Will – just to let you know our thoughts and our hearts are with you at this sad time. He lived a long life which gives you much to celebrate! We shall raise a glass in his honor. Much love from Jude & Rodney, Adelaide, South Australia.

  12. To the Schmidt Family,
    Please accept my sincere condolences in your loss as I just learned of Jack’s passing today from a neighbor here in Steeple Run. I loved sharing my military stories with Jack as he did with me. He let Mary and I plant pachysandra along his walkway that came from my mother’s home. I was ever so grateful for Jack’s suggestion to put another entrance light into our development and often think of him when I come home late at night. May your find comfort in treasured memories as I will.

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