SCHMITZ, PAUL LAMBERT, MD - died in his sleep after a long illness on April 17th in Palmetto Bay, Florida. Originally from Germany, Dr. Schmitz was a long time resident of Miami Shores. He practiced internal medicine first in North Miami and then in the ER of South Miami Hospital. Early on in his medical career, Dr. Schmitz voluntarily joined USAID to provide medical assistance to the citizens of Vietnam during the war. A kind and gentle man, Dr. Schmitz is survived by his son, Paul Daryl (Alina); his two grandsons, Andrew and Bradley; his ex-wife, Gail Gregg (Bill); his brother Klaus Peter; his sister, Ursula; and his long-time companion, Annie Arpin. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary/St. Richard's Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 23 at 1:00 with burial to follow.
Published in Miami Herald on Apr. 23, 2014