Joseph A. Schmidt
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Schmidt. On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, US Army Veteran Joseph (Joe) A. Schmidt, age 88, of Bel Air, MD passed peacefully following a short illness. He is survived by a son Steven (Jill) W. Schmidt of Bradford, PA and daughter Donna M. (David) Horney of Inverness, Florida. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and several step-great- grandchildren. Predeceased by wives Katherine E. (nee Smith) in 1982, and Catherine E. (nee Conway) in 2007. He was also predeceased by his oldest son Michael P. Schmidt in 2019. Joe served as an aerial photographer for the US Army during the years of the Korean Conflict. He was proud of his service to his country and enjoyed telling stories about those times. Upon returning to civilian life, he worked at Bethlehem Steel/Sparrow's Point where he was a welder. He welded the landmark Bethlehem Star which was lit for many years during the Christmas season.

Joe had the opportunity to retire early and enjoy life. Keeping himself busy, he loved any type of "tinkering" and could fix anything that was broken. He was a great problem solver. He enjoyed home improvement projects which he promptly would complete. Joe loved to Square Dance and to travel.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, November 19, 2020, from 6-8 pm at the E.F. Lassahn Funeral Home, P.A., 11750 Belair Road, Kingsville, MD 21087. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, November 20, 2020, at 11 am. Interment Union Chapel UMC Cemetery (Joppa). In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the charity of donor's choice, in memory of Joseph A. Schmidt.

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Published in Baltimore Sun on Nov. 15, 2020.
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November 24, 2020
Joseph was such a happy go lucky person. Always happy with an energetic and engaging personality. I had known Joe for 10 years as a family friend, and most recently treated him to lunch on his birthday last year, 2019. He is definitely in my thoughts foterver; he passed on my 61 Birthday this year on Nov. 11th. And I was not aware until the following week. I enjoyed the many years I helped him with his investments, and growing his estate. He will be forever missed!
Diane M Muhler
November 17, 2020
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