Werner E. Schmidtmann



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Greece:  June 1, 2017.  Survived by his wife, Joan; sons, William (Karen), Carl (Rita) and Eric H. (Sharon);  grandchildren, Andrea (Josh) Kulp, Frank (Lena), Erin (Jon) Purington, Eric J.;  great-grandchildren, Abigail & Nathaniel Kulp, Lyra Schmidtmann & Calvin Purington;  brother, Frederick; dear friend, Anne Marron. Werner was a Sgt in the Greece Police  before working for the NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services. With the police  and with NYS he was heavily involved in the identification side of law enforcement  and heavily involved with the International Association of Identification (IAI).  He regularly attended the conferences and was president of the Tri-State IAI chapter.  During this time he also helped many Boy Scouts get their fingerprinting merit badge. He was a long time member of the Greece Volunteer Ambulance logging over 21000 hours  of volunteer service. He was a First Aid and CPR instructor for the American Red Cross  as well as for the Genesee Valley Ski Patrol. He started skiing as a teenager and became  a member of the Swain Ski Patrol in 1973. While on the Ski Patrol received a National  Appointment. He also volunteered for many years as a medic for the Genesee Region of  the Special Olympics. Werner’s visitation will be held Tuesday, June 6th 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home,  1075 Long Pond Rd. Private Interment.   In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Greece  Volunteer Ambulance, the Swain Ski Patrol, the Special Olympics or diabetes research in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook,  visit www.meesonfamily.com


  1. Dave Sliker on June 5, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I was fortunate to be able to work with Werner on the Swain Ski Patrol for most of his time there. He was truly dedicated to the patrol and always willing to share his training with others. He instilled that dedication into his children and grandchildren that have made Swain Ski Patrol a true family patrol. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
    David Sliker

  2. Karen Emerson on June 6, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Joan and family,
    The Schmidtmannn’s were a vital force of the Swain Ski Patrol. It was an honor to have been involved in first aid training with Werner and Joan. Thanks for all the wonderful memories. Hugs to all.

  3. Maggie Gerlach on June 6, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Werner was the one who certified me for Advanced First Aid, and a Red Cross CPR Instructor. Because of him I was able to teach many CPR classes to the Ski Patrol and others through the years. God bless Werner and the family.
    Maggie Gerlach

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