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St. Lucy's R.C. Church, Altamont, NY
Saturday July 7th, 2012

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Edward Schmitt

It is with much sadness that the family of Edward P Schmitt announces his passing. He passed suddenly but peacefully in his sleep at home on July 3rd,2012. Ed was a selfless man who found immense enjoyment in volunteering his time and knowledge to those who needed help. In the true spirit of his selflessness his organs have been donated to helping those in need. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. His incredible sense of humor and pure joy for life will be forever remembered. Ed was Born April 2nd, 1955 in Islip, NY to the late Robert Schmitt and Kathryn Higgins Schmitt. Ed graduated from Chatham High School and went on to SUNY Brockport to gain his bachelors degree. After college he made his home in Knox, NY with his family where he has resided for the past 32 years. Ed was a man of many talents and had most recently worked at AFF in Guilderland, NY and part time at Home Depot, Albany , NY. Ed also volunteered his time with the Knox Youth Council and had previously been a longstanding member of the Knox Volunteer Fire Department. Ed leaves behind to honor his memory the following -His best friend whom he was married to - Edie Schmitt of Knox, NY, Daughter - Sarah Pasquini of Knox,NY, Son-Kristopher & Christine Schmitt of Lagrange, NY, Son-Matthew & Mary Schmitt of Schodack, NY, Amy & Chris Matthews of Germany, Sara & Patrick Riniker of Nampa, ID, Katie & Nick Carollo of West Warwick, RI, Aaron & Amber Sleichter of San Jose,CA. His much beloved grandchildren, Abigail & Madison Pasquini, Collin Schmitt, Saoirse,Isobel & Maren Matthews, Samantha, Jack,Matthew, Hannah,Isaac &Evelyn Riniker, and Dominic & Jordan Carollo. Also survived by loving sister Patricia Bassette and brother Bob & Lynn Schmitt. Ed also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends that he loved dearly. Calling hours will be held at the Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont, NY on Friday July 6th,2012 from 5PM-8PM. A funeral service will be held at St. Lucy's Church in Altamont, NY on Saturday July 7th at 10 AM, followed by an interment in Knox Cemetary, Knox, NY. In lieu of flowers Ed asked that donations be made in his name to the American Red Cross at ARCNENY, 33 Everett Road, Albany, NY, 12205.


My thoughts and prayers are with the Schmitt family.

Jeanette & Alan Saddlemire Aug 25 2012 12:00 AM

Heartfelt condolences to the entire Schmitt family.

Bonnie Kring Jul 6 2012 12:00 AM

Those of us that worked with Ed each and every day, feel the same deep family connection with Ed as we do with our own families. He is, and will remain, a huge part of our company and our lives. Ed was a great man to work with, to know, and to have as a friend. Great sympathies to Edie and Ed's immediate family. We are all here for you.

John Iliff Jul 6 2012 12:00 AM

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Ed was a classmate in Chatham and I can remember his humor and smiles...one of the truly good guys! He was always kindhearted and really looked out for his friends and classmates. I last saw him at a class reunion about 15 years ago and he was still making sure everyone had a safe ride home. What a class act. I hope your good memories sustain you in your sorrow. Ed and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Robin Kraham Julian Jul 6 2012 12:00 AM

I attended high school with Ed - he was in my brother Dans' class and they were seniors while I was a freshman. I had my locker in 'senior row' as Dan and I had to share and as you can imagine, I felt pretty uncomfortable in that setting. Ed had his locker right next to ours and he always showed me so much kindness, making me feel like I belonged with the rest of the snooty seniors!! He was a great friend to Dan, myself, and all those who knew him. He will be missed- My condolences to his family.

Deb 'Tuczinski' Campbell Jul 5 2012 12:00 AM

Ed was a great man and a great friend . He will dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Edie and his family.

Bob lanchok Jul 5 2012 12:00 AM

PLease accept my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Alnoor Lakhani Jul 5 2012 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the Schmitt family.

Diane Chrysler Jul 5 2012 12:00 AM

We wanted to express our sympathies to all of Ed's loved ones. It was obvious how much he cared for all of you. We wish you peach and strength in the coming days and as time goes by hope you are able to find comfort and happiness in your memories. You are in our prayers.

Carm, Lori, and Ben Tubia Jul 5 2012 12:00 AM

We are both so saddened by the sudden passing of Ed.Words cannot express our saddness for your loss.We are so glad we could spend time with Ed at Mary and Matt's rehearsal and wedding.Our prayers are with all of Ed's family. Peace be with you all.

Russell and Lynn Roof Jul 4 2012 12:00 AM

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