January 4, 2017
Ronald Walter Schmitt, 91, of Buford, Georgia died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. Ronald was born on May 8, 1925 in New York City to John and Elsie (Vork) Schmitt. He graduated from Hawthorne High School, Hawthorne, New Jersey in 1943. Ronald was a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946 on liberty ships that traveled in convoys to transport cargo to Britain and Russia. He also was a Chief Petty Officer as a signalman on landing crafts for post D-Day landing operations After serving with the navy, he attended Florida Southern University and graduated from Syracuse University in May, 1951. He was a member of the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha. Ronald had a long and successful career in sales management for plastic companies specializing in the leading edge of plastic technologies such as injection and blow molding. Ronald is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of 40 years; his three children from his first marriage to Anne Schmitt - Gary (Nancy) Schmitt and granddaughter, Amanda of Hanover, Massachusetts; Laurel (Ed) Schmidt and granddaughters, Heather and Stephanie of Paoli; Pennsylvania, Michael (Jane) Schmitt of Wilmington, Delaware - and his sister, Joan Marshall and nephew, Rhys Marshall of Wayne, New Jersey. Additionally, four stepchildren resulting from his marriage to Phyllis - Kathy (Gary) Christopher and grandchildren, Ashley (Jordan) Fripp and Justin Christopher; Scott (Patty) Shendler and Grandsons, Ryan and Kyle; Mark Shendler and Michelle (Mark) Padgette and grandchildren, Alec and Erika. One Great Grandson, Hudson John Fripp. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements By: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133.
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