Robert E. Schmidt

February 5, 1929 - December 29, 2011

02/05/1929 - 12/29/2011

Past Services

Cemetery
Saturday December 31, 2011
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 Jo | Directions
Visitation
Saturday December 31, 2011
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Service
Saturday December 31, 2011
1:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions

Robert E. Schmidt, 82, of St. Clairsville, Ohio died Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va.

He was born February 5, 1929 in Wampum, Pa., a son of the late George W. and Florence Ewalt Schmidt, Sr.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Joan Pringle Schmidt in January of 2001.

Robert was a retired employee of the North American Coal Company and the State of Ohio, Department of Natural Resources. He served as secretary-treasurer of Tristate Post #6 Ohio Valley Mine Rescue, past president and member of the National Mine Rescue Association and MEE-MAW. He was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in St. Clairsville and a 32 degree master mason of the New Castle, Pa., consistory having received his 50 year pin. He was an avid bowler and golfer.

He is survived by one daughter, Judy Tom Hanlon of St. Clairsville, two sons; Terry Peggy Schmidt of St. Clairsville and Rick Greta Schmidt of North Carolina, seven grandchildren; Cory Hanlon, Hillary Hanlon, Jeremy Schmidt, Matt Schmidt Brian Schmidt, Katie Adcox and Lauren Downs, six great grandchildren; Jenna, Nicholas, Anna, Mackenzie, Hunter and Haley, two brothers; George W. Schmidt, Jr. of New Castle, Pa., and John E. Liz Schmidt of Sharpsville, Pa.

Friends will be received at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, Ohio on Saturday December 31, 2011 from 10am until time of funeral services at 1pm. with Rev. Laurie Armstrong officiating. Burial follows in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cumberland Trail Fire District.

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Joseph Sbaffoni
7 years ago

Bob and I have been friends for many years as a result of our involvement in Mine Rescue. He will be missed by all who knew him. He touched the lives of so many people in the mining industry and was dedicated to providing the very best in education and training for our mine rescue teams. My condolences go out to the entire Schmidt family.

Joseph A. Sbaffoni, Director, Pennsylvania Bureau of Mine Safety

Jo DeLancey Scott
7 years ago

Bob was my Supervisor at North American Coal. We have kept in touch through Christmas cards and phone calls over the past 35 years. Please accept my sincerest condolences. He was a truly wonderful person.

Jim McWilliams
7 years ago

Bob worked with me at North American in the early 1980’s. He was always very dedicated, conscientious, and a man you could always count on. I used to see him once a year at the NAC reunion until he became to ill to attend. May he rest in peace. You have my and my wife, Mary Ann’s deepest condolences.

Jim McWilliams

Don Brown
7 years ago

I have known R.E. for many years starting with North American Coal/Quarto Mining, we golfed together in the old N A Coal golf league and we would bowl on friday nights. He was always kind and thoughtful and will be missed. My sincere sympathy to his family.

Janet Bischof
7 years ago

Judy

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father – the e-mail through the college just came out. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Gerald Mountain
7 years ago

My deepest sympathy to the family. Robert E., as we new him, was a loyal and devoted employee and friend of the mining industry and will be sadly missed by all who new and respected him. Sincerely, Jerry Mountain

Rick , Carol Berry Family
7 years ago

Schmidt Family;

We were very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. He was quite a gentleman and good friend. I remember him every year contributing to Easter Seals Telethon and calling me when i was on. He will be missed by many. We will see you all on Saturday.

If there is anything we can do,please let us know.

God Bless you all.

Rick and Carol and Family

Barbara Rush
7 years ago

The North American Coal Reunion Committee and membership will greatly miss Bob! He has been a charter committeeman, who always did more than his share! Our most sincere sympathy to the entire family.