Robert D. Schmitt

Robert D. "Bob" Schmitt


Robert D. "Bob" Schmitt, age 89, of Pace, FL, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014 in Pensacola, FL. He was born July 29, 1924 in Buffalo, NY to the late Joseph George Schmitt and Florence Gertrude Davis Schmitt.

Bob moved to Milton in 1994 from Bradenton, FL. He was a U.S. Army WWII veteran having served in Europe. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Clarence Center, NY. He enjoyed building and flying hobby planes and loved to read. He was easy going and well liked. Bob also enjoyed talking to folks and loved his family, he was always there to help someone if he could.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Caroline Jeanne Hadler Schmitt; son, Gary Robert Schmitt; brother, Joseph George Schmitt; and sister, Elizabeth Mae Fogarty.

Survivors include his children, Deborah Jeanne (Raymond) McDonald of Bullard, TX and Robert Kevin Schmitt of Pace, FL; 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren and one on the way.

Memorial services will be Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11 AM at Barrancas National Cemetery with military honors. Those who desire may go with the family from the funeral home in escort to Barrancas National Cemetery, the procession will leave Milton at 9:45 AM.

National Cremation & Burial Society of Milton has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Feb. 4, 2014