Herbert J. Schmidt

TROY - Herbert J. Schmidt, age 86, of Troy, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert T. and Lenora (Lump) Schmidt.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rhoda (Carroll) Schmidt; a daughter, Robin Pearson of Louisville, Ky.; a son, Timothy Schmidt of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Jean (Des) Wolfe of Troy; a brother, Jack (Terri) Schmidt of Aurora, Ohio; and two granddaughters, Gillian Gabriel of Champaign, Ill., and Danielle Gabriel of Beavercreek.
Herb was a 1944 graduate of Troy High School and a 1951 graduate of The Ohio State University.
He was a captain in the U.S. Army serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was an electrical engineer with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base - Civil Service and was a contributing designer for the development of the first Global Positioning System (GPS).
Herb was a lifetime member of First Lutheran Church, Troy.
He was past worshipful master of Franklin Lodge No. 14 F & AM, Past Illustrious Master of Franklin Council No. 14 R & SM, Past High Priest of Franklin Chapter No. 24, Past Commander of Coleman Commandery No. 17, a Knight of the York Cross of Honour Ohio Priory No. 18, a member of Antioch Shrine, a member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 256, Past Royal Patron of Amaranth Miami Valley Court No. 53, a dad adviser of Bob Otey Chapter Order of DeMolay, a member of the Advisory Council for Order of Rainbow for Girls Troy Assembly No. 72 and a member of VFW Post No. 5436.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the funeral home with Pastor Jon Schriber officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373; or Alzheimer's Association, Miami Valley Chapter, 3797 Summit Glen Drive, Suite G-100, Dayton, OH 45449.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.baird