VERNON - James R. Schmick Sr., 76, of Vernon, entered into rest on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at St. Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick, N.Y.
The son of the late Henry Schmick Sr. and Mary Weitz, he was born Aug. 12, 1936, in Warwick.
He was a lifelong member of the Beaverbrook Rod & Gun Club and the NRA. He also served in the U.S. Army
Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Nancy Farber Schmick, at home; daughter, Rosanne Perez and husband, Carlos, of Middletown, N.Y.; son, James R. Schmick Jr. and wife, Rita-Ann, of Vernon; seven grandchildren, Brittany, Gabrielle, Michael, Parker, Benjamin, Edward and Olivia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by six brothers, Christian, Henry Jr., Albert, Clarence, Harry and George Schmick, and two sisters, Marie Foote and Florence Schmick.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 30, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route 1, Pine Island, N.Y. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Beaver Brook Rod & Gun Club Youth Program, 346 Beaver Brook Road, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of T.S. Purta Funeral Home. To send a condolence online or for directions, please go to www.purtafuneralhome.com