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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