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William F. Schmitt

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SPARTA -- William F. Schmitt, 88, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Newton Memorial Hospital.

Bill was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Sparta 31 years ago. He served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II for 41Ú2 years, leaving as a first class boatswainÕs mate. He retired after 35 years of service in 1981 as a first grade detective, NYPD Bomb Squad. He was a life member of the Flatbush Council No. 497, Knights of Columbus, Brooklyn, a member of Our Lady of the Lake Church, Sparta, a member of the Sparta VFW, and a member of the Sparta FOP.

Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife, Katherine (Lane) Schmitt. He is survived by his devoted son, William C. Schmitt.

Friends may call Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 294 Sparta Ave., Sparta.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Jan. 2, 2011
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