James F. Schmitt



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Greece: Friday, June 24, 2016 at age 90. Predeceased by his wife, Marion Schmitt; son, Richard Schmitt; sister, Marie Dibley. Survived by his loving and devoted children, Mary Schmitt, Robert (Mary Ann) Schmitt, William (Paula) Schmitt, John (Karen) Schmitt, Jim (Debbie) Schmitt, Michael (Deeann) Schmitt, Cathleen (Michael) Cardillo, Brian (Kim) Schmitt, Barb (Jeremy) Donath; 51 grandchildren, great-grandchildren & great-great grandchildren; brother, John (Jane) Schmitt; sisters, Betty (Bob) Miller, Peggy (Vincent) May; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Schmitt; loving family and dear friends. James was a veteran of the United States Navy and served our country in WWII. James was passionate about music, singing and a member of the Liederkranz Club. He loved his beer and playing golf. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. James’ services will be held privately in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Those wishing may make a contribution to Lifetime Care c/o Hildebrandt Hospice 3111 S. Winton Road Rochester, NY 14623 or the Make A Wish Foundation PO Box 6062 Albert Lea, MN 56007 in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com


  1. ITCS Robert M. Adams USN Ret. on June 26, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Fair winds and following sea’s shipmate. See you in your next port of call.

  2. Madeline Rayam on June 27, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Brian my prayers are with you and the family. May heaven give you comfort.

  3. colleen spiwak on June 27, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Brian you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  4. Deirdre on June 27, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Brian, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

  5. Gail Boerner on June 29, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Now you and Don can harmonize in heaven. Rest in peace, my friend.

  6. Maureen Hollingsworth on July 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Blessings to you in heaven dear Jim and thanks for all the fatherly advice, fun and spiritual music in choir, your wonderful stories of your service time and your extended family – and your devotion to family and friends. I am sure somewhere back in time our families were related Horigan had many spellings. Until we meet again may God hold you in the hallow of his hand.

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