Obituary of James Walter Schmidt
James "Jim/Beef" Walter Schmidt, 70, formerly of Owego, NY passed away peacefully November 19, 2020 in Clayton, NC surrounded by his loved ones. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Leonard B. and Eleanor Schmidt. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Danielle Schmidt; brothers and sisters in law, Frederick "Fred" and Ellen Schmidt, Halsey Schmidt, and Leonard "Lenny" and Donna Schmidt; along with many other cousins, nieces, and nephews. Jim worked for the last 20 years at the Tioga Career Center as a Resource Room Attendant. He was a lifetime member of the Sons of the American Legion of Post 401, the organization's first 50-year member, and a former commander. He was also a lifetime member of Company 3 of the Owego Fire Department and a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Like the rest of his family, Jim was an avid bowler and loved all sports, especially his Philadelphia Phillies, Dallas Cowboys, and whatever race was on the TV. Services will be held at a later date, due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, at Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park Street, Owego, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make memorial contributions in his memory to his beloved Sons of the American Legion at Post 401, 263 Front Street, Owego, NY 13827. Condolences may be made to Jim's family at www.emfaheyfuneralhome.com.
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