Carl J. (Jack) Schmitt Jr.

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Carl J. (Jack) Schmitt Jr., 87, of Thornhurst, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, died Monday, April 22, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

He was the son of the late Carl J. Schmitt Sr. and Kathryn Hughes Schmitt.

Jack graduated from Wyoming Seminary, Class of 1943, Mansfield State Teachers College and Syracuse University School of Architecture.

He served in the U.S. Navy with the Seabees from 1943 to 1946 and fought in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Jack had owned and operated his own architecture firm, Carl J. Schmitt and Associates, on North Main Street in Wilkes-Barre for most of his life.

He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Arbitrators Association, and was a former director of M&T Bank.

An avid fisherman, Jack was a member of the Dream Mile Trout Fishing Club and the Stretch Trout Fishing Club. His knowledge of and skill in fly fishing was enormous. He also loved his dog, Tarzan.

He was also a member and chairman of the Wilkes-Barre Planning Commission for many years. He also devoted many hours to the Thornhurst Planning Commission as chairman.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Richard Schmitt; and sister, Elizabeth Victoria Schmitt.

Survivng are his wife of 49 years, Gertrude Landolt Schmitt; nephew, Carl M. Schmitt; and numerous cousins.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blue Chip Farms, 947 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612.

For more information, or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website at
Published in Citizens' Voice from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2013
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