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SCHMIT, Catherine Catherine Ann (Duffy) Schmit, 73 years old, died on Tuesday, July 9, at her home in Acworth, GA surrounded by loved ones, after a battle with uterine carcinosarcoma. Cathy was born on April 26, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Frank Duffy and Cecilia (Braun) Duffy. She married Ralph E. Schmit in 1963 after graduating from St. Agnes Nursing School in Wisconsin. Cathy loved annual skiing and camping trips with her children when they were young. Cathy and Ralph also spent many happy miles on the bike trails of the United States, Europe and Mexico. Cathy was a voracious reader and she loved to travel, knit, garden and watch movies and sports - especially baseball and football games. Cathy was a registered nurse in six states. After she retired from her nursing career, she spent most of her later years continuing to devote her time to others through her volunteer work, including the nine years she visited heart patients at Kennestone Hospital and worked at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop in Kennesaw, GA. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Schmit; children, Rebecca Allison (Scott), Joe Schmit (Usha) and Kristin White (Matt); brother Michael Duffy (Carol); sister Patricia Lukach; sisters in law Grace Grabowski and Joyce O'Connor; 8 grandchildren: Katherine and Joe Allison; Jaden, Priya and Maya Schmit and Charlotte, Amelia and Emma Clare White. A visitation at 9:30am in the chapel followed by a funeral mass at 10:30am will be held on Friday, July 19th at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church 1618 Ben King Road NW Kennesaw, GA. Online condolences at www.dignitymemorial.com/winkenhofer-pine- ridge-funeral-home/en-us/index.page. In lieu of flowers, Cathy has asked that memorial donations be made to www.standup2cancer.org.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 17, 2013
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