Obituary of Henry H. Schmitt
Henry H. Schmitt of Whiting, NJ a retired Foreman for New York Telephone Company, entered into rest on Friday, October 22, 2021 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Warwick, NY.
The son of the late Johan Schmitt and Lina Krause Schmitt was born on March 4, 1929 in New York City.
Henry joined the US Navy in 1946 and served on the USS Philippine Sea (CV 47). He was part of Admiral Byrd’s final expedition of the South Pole. Upon returning from service in 1948 he completed his technical education at Edison/Tech High School.
There he met the love of his life, Dorothy Bohlmann. They were married in 1952 in Mount Vernon, NY where they resided until 1958 when they moved to Monsey, NY. There they raised 4 children and became members of the Brewer Fire Company in Monsey, NY.
Henry worked for New York Telephone Company and was a 60-year member of the Brewer Fire Company.
There he was not only a Firefighter but was Treasurer and also served on the Board of Commissioners.
In later years Henry and Dorothy moved to Whiting Station, NJ where they enjoyed traveling and many activities with their friends.
He is survived by daughters Susan Youchah and Joanne Schmitt; sons William Schmitt and Wife Chrissie; Paul Schmitt and wife Lisa.
He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; Jacqueline (Michael), Kimberly, Kenneth, Karla, Mallory (Chris) John, Amanda (Jay), Erica (Austin), Danielle (Alex) and Nicole.
He is also survived by 4 great grandchildren Madeline, Abigail, Hayden and Jackson along with several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Bohlmann Schmitt and his son-in-law, Jack Youchah.
Visitation will be held on Saturday October 30th from 1:00 to 5:00pm at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Avenue, Florida, NY. Funeral service will be held 4pm Saturday, October 30th at the funeral home.
Burial will be held in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ.
Due to COVID 19, the funeral home is currently following the CDC guidelines regarding the use of masks.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warwick Valley Humane Society, PO Box 61, Warwick, NY 10990 or the Firemen's Association of the State of New York Firemen's Home, by making a check payable to FASNY Firemen’s Home, and mail to: FASNY Firemen’s Home, Attn: Keith Henchey, Administrator, 125 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534.
Local arrangements are under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home.
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