JOSEPH A. SCHMIDT, 82, a resident of Churchill, N.Y., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, after an illness. Joseph was born in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Stanley E. and Mary S. Schmidt. He was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, Wilkes-Barre, class of 1947. He served for four years on a destroyer as an electrician's mate in the U.S. Navy. He was then employed by Delco Products with 35 years of service. Joseph was preceded in death by parents; son, Michael; brothers, Fred. B. Schmidt, Stanley P. Schmidt and Leo T. Schmidt. He is survived by his wife, Irene; children, Barbara (Warren) Clark, Peggy (Lee) David, Thomas (Linda) Schmidt, David (Tina) Schmidt; daughter-in-law, Deborah Schmidt; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Edward (Norma) Schmidt; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held in New York.