John J. Schmidt

01/31/2012 2:16 PM |

John J. Schmidt of Mattituck died on Jan. 29, 2012. He was 83 years old.

Jack was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 9, 1928, to John and Helen (O’Neill) Schmidt and later served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

A longtime resident of Mattituck, he had been a commercial fisherman and a member of the Mattituck Lions Club, and had participated in the Strawberry Festival.

Jack was well-known in Greenport at Mitchell Docks and in the local fishing community.

He is survived by his wife, Rita; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Diane Schmidt of Mattituck; and three grandchildren, Amanda, Pamela and Paul.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Cutchogue by Monsignor John Nosser with the assistance of the Ministry of Consolation. Interment, with U.S. Army military honors, will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mattituck Fire Department Rescue Squad or the Mattituck Lions Club.

This is a paid notice.