Robert George "Bob" SCHMITT

SCHMITT - Robert George "Bob" 66, of Beechgrove, TN, formerly a resident of East Eden, NY, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. He was born in Springville, NY, on March 27, 1947, to the late Herman and Dorothy Schmitt. He was a loving husband to Lorraine of 44 years, and loving father to three children; Michele Brown (Timmy); Kevin (Jennifer); and Tina Cousino (Paul). He is also survived by his grandson, Dylan. He is preceded in death by his sister and brothers-in-law, Kathleen Wilczynski (Richie), Bob Smolinski, and survived by sisters, Sally Fox (Donny); Carol Smolinski; and brothers Hermie (Mira); Ronald; and Gary (Sharon), along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and life-long friends. He was a United States Marine Corps Veteran from 1966-68 of the Vietnam War. Bob retired from Cason's Transport in 2009 from Smyrna, TN. He loved family gatherings and treasured the simple things in life, especially boating and fishing at the lakes. He will never be forgotten and loved by us he left behind. May he forever be in peace. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online in memory of Bob to: or mail to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in East Eden, NY at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014 with a military tribute following.

Published in the Buffalo News on Mar. 16, 2014