Arthur E Schmidt was born on March 15, 1926, in Mamaroneck, New York, his father, Arthur, was 29 and his mother, Charlotte, was 23. He married Ruth Caroline Gallup on August 1, 1970, in Rye, New York. He died on July 26, 2005, in Tiger, Georgia, at the age of 79, and was buried in Franklin, North Carolina. In Rye his family lived at 5 York Avenue. Arthur enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Arthur E. Schmidt
Arthur E. Schmidt, Jr., 79, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 in Tiger, GA. Formerly of Franklin, NC and Rye, NY
He was born in Rye, NY to Charlotte B. and Arthur E. Schmidt, Sr. Mr. Schmidt graduated from Harrison High School in Harrison, NY.
He served in the US Navy. He was a lineman for the New York Telephone Company until he left to own and operate Nu-Clear Pool Service in Port Chester, NY with other partners in 1959. He retired from there in 1981 and established a gem and jewelry business in Franklin, NC shortly thereafter with his wife, Ruth.
He was an expert in electronics, masonry, wood and cabinet-making and crafting jewelry. He understood nature and loved the outdoors. In recent years, he loved painting and his grandchildren. He sang his whole life in glee clubs, church choirs, barbershop choruses and quartets and wherever there was a song. He had a lot of courage.
He was a past member of the United Methodist Church of Rye, NY, the Summerfield United Methodist Church of Port Chester, NY and, since 1982, the Snow Hill United Methodist Church of Franklin, NC. In recent months he had helped create a small worship group at Traces of Tiger, a senior living facility, where he lived with his wife, Ruth.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Ruth, of Tiger, GA; son, James Schmidt of Richmond, VA; daughter, Lisa Jean Ferrell of Kingsport, TN; step-son William Bidgood of Downer?s Grove, IL; step-daughter, Barbara Rocker of Haines City, FL; sister, Charlotte Gross of Blauvelt, NY; and 5 loving grandchildren: Christie, Beau, Drew, Michael and Molly. He was preceded in death by a step-son, Frederick Bidgood of New York, NY, and a grandson, William and two brothers, John and Walter. His first wife, the former Margaret Seaborg, died in 1970.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 2, at the Snow Hill Methodist Church, Franklin, NC.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, August 1, at Macon Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Youth Fund and/or the Pavilion Fund at Snow Hill United Methodist Church.
Macon Funeral Home, Franklin, NC is in charge of the arrangements.