Eric K Schmidt, 81, of Leesburg, FL, passed away on July 9th. Eric was born February 2, 1940, in New York City, the son of Gustav and Maria Schmidt. His
family moved to Plant City, FL, when he was an infant. He graduated from Plant City High School in 1958 and then enrolled at the University of Florida in Gainesville before serving his Country from 1961-1964 with the US Army stationed in Germany. After his tour of duty, he completed his education at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, graduating in 1965. He retired from Delta Airlines in 1992 and resided in Tampa, FL until 2004 when he moved to
Leesburg, FL. Books and nature were his passions. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Joyce, and step-daughter, Julie (CJ) Reiz along with their children Cadence and Haven. Also surviving are his brother, Norman (Gina) Schmidt and
nephews Kris and Kyle (Nancy). A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.pagetheusfuneral.com. Arrangements entrusted to Page-Theus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Leesburg, FL.
Published by Page-Theus Funeral Home & Cremation Services on Jul. 12, 2021.