Stephen Schmidt
1958 - 2020
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Stephen Thomsen Schmidt
Sep 21, 1958 - Dec 26, 2020. Stephen T. Schmidt, a longtime Greenwich resident, passed away on December 26, 2020, at the age of 62; surrounded by his three daughters and his loving former wife, at his family's home in Sun Valley, Idaho after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born September 21, 1958, Steve was a proud native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where his fondest memories included competitive ski racing and sailing; following in his father's footsteps. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his MBA, Steve made his career on Wall Street, where he traded bonds, restructured debt and financed private equity deals.
He was a sailor, an accomplished financier, skier and golfer, but most importantly he was a devoted father. If you were lucky enough to know Steve, you knew him as a coach, a cheerleader or a friend. There was never a game, a tournament or a team dinner that Steve did not attend for his daughters. He was the ultimate "girl dad" and a champion to all those that surrounded him and his family. If you had the pleasure of calling Steve a friend, as so many did, his smile would light up your darkest day. Standing on Indian Harbor's dock in his flip flops, trademark Hawaiian shirt and Oakley sunglasses, Steve was a one-man welcoming committee whose warmth, humor and zest for life leaves an enduring legacy for all who knew him. Steve was predeceased by his father Harold Schmidt and mother Janet Schmidt, and survived by his three daughters, Catie, Maggie and Lizzie, his former wife, Stephanie Schmidt, of Sun Valley, Idaho, his brother Peter Schmidt, of Hood River Oregon, and his sister Karen Steele, of Bozeman, Montana.
Services for the immediate family will be held privately in Sun Valley but a celebration of Steve's life will be held at Indian Harbor Yacht Club in June, with details to come. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Stephen T. Schmidt can be made directly to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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Published in Greenwich Time on Feb. 28, 2021.
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March 3, 2021
I grew up with the wonderful Schmidt family. ALL of them are kind, caring, and successful people! Some of my fondest memories were spending time at their home have real conversations, or laughing at the yacht club, when Pete, sailing in a club boat on port tack, smashed into Steve, sailing the family boat on starboard! Skiing together at HH, living with Steve in college, dating Karen, and hanging with Pete at Cheap Beach here in the Gorge! I feel so honored to have been able to spend time together. Steve, I’ll miss you! One thing I learned when attending their fathers funeral was to smile and remember the good things. Thanks for all the great memories!
Mike Slater
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