Robert D. Schmitt, age 86, of Lockport, entered into rest on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Odd Fellow and Rebekah Health Care Facility. Born on March 7, 1926 in Lockport, Robert is the son of Daniel and Hope (Whitman) Schmitt.
Robert graduated from Lockport High School in 1943. He married Nancy MacEvoy on April 10, 1948. They had been married for 64 years. Robert was owner and partner in Newroyal Farms, a dairy and fruit farm, in Wrights Corners. A lifetime member of Ridgewood Bible Church, Robert served in many offices including the church treasurer. He was also a member of the Newfane Board of Education for 10 years in the 1960's. He enjoyed woodworking and made many items for family, friends and the church.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy. Dear father of Kathleen (Richard) McIntosh of Lockport, Daniel (Lilly) Schmitt of Lockport, Emily (Norman) Atwater of Barker, Thomas (Lisa) Schmitt of Belmont, David (Theresa) Schmitt of Lockport and Nathan (Crystal) Schmitt of Akron. Brother of the late Helen Buhr and Howard Schmitt; 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren also survive Robert.
Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Ridgewood Bible Church, 7073 Ridge Road, Lockport, NY on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 11 AM until 12 Noon. Funeral services will be held immediately following at 12:00 PM from the church with the Reverend Charles Jennings officiating. Interment will be in Wrights Corners Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Ridgewood Bible Church.
Please visit www.sherriefuneralhome.com to sign guest register.