Stephan Kurt Schmidt

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June 22, 1939 ~ December 5, 2022

Born in: Leipzig, Germany
Resided in: Rochester, New York

Stephan Kurt Schmidt

Stephan passed away on Monday, December 5, 2022, at age 83.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Edeltraut Schmidt; devoted sons, Kirk (Leslie) Schmidt and Eric (Melissia) Schmidt; adored grandchildren, Stephanie (Eric) Bruder and Derek (Danielle) Schmidt; loving siblings, Renate Attoma and Horst Schmidt.

Stephan was born in Germany and left in 1961 with his wife, Edeltraut, with nothing more than a suitcase, to pursue his American dream.  With his determination and hard work, he established his own company and founded Micron Industries in 1972 and worked until his retirement in 2018.  Through the years, he enjoyed relaxing and hunting at their camp and enjoyed spending time with his family at their lake cottage.  Stephan provided his family with a warm home and all the necessities to succeed in life.  He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Stephan’s services will be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wilmot Cancer Center in his memory.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Stephan Kurt Schmidt 's name.

Wilmot Cancer Center

601 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14624

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  1. Stephan had a wonderfully infectious personality, a self-made man who made everyone around feel welcomed. All our heartfelt sympathies are to Trudy, Kirk & Eric, & family.

  2. Dear Schmidt Family,
    So sorry to hear about Stephan. He always had a welcoming smile and a fun nature. A tough time of the year to lose a loved one, hold him and all of your family memories in your hearts. Deepest sympathy.
    Deb & Otto

  3. We lost a great man and wonderful friend. Trudy i know what you are going thru right now its been 16 years since i lost Joan if you need to talk call me . remember we will always have memories and that helps

  4. To the Schmidt family, I am very sorry for your loss. Your Dad is a hero in the truest sense, family first. May his legacy continue on with all of you and your kids. Much love and prayers sent your way.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed chatting at the family picnics. I hope you all can find some kind of comfort during this time.

  6. Great memories of all the German picnics, pool parties, Fasching, New Years, etc.
    Stephan always there with a joke and an opinion. Condolences to the entire Schmidt family,
    Steven & Maureen Neumaier

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