John Schmidt

Obituary of John W. Schmidt

John W. Schmidt, of Tonawanda, entered into rest on July 26, 2020 at age 53.  Beloved husband of 23 years to Paula (nee Piazza) Schmidt; devoted father and best buddy of PJ Schmidt; loving son of the late Laura (nee Zimmerman) and Edwin Schmidt; proud son-in-law of Kathie (nee Bonner) and Paul Piazza; dear brother of Joe (Athena) Schmidt, Julie (Ted) Richert, Bill (Deb) Schmidt, Laurie (Jim) Vertino, Bob (Sue) Schmidt and the late Edwin (Annette Pfentner) Schmidt; cherished brother-in-law of Anna (Heath) Wagner, Lisa (Dennis) DellaPenta and Andrea (Shawn) O'Brien; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends may visit the JOSEPH SPANO & SONS FUNERAL HOME, INC. (same location as Lombardo Funeral Home) 885 Niagara Falls Blvd., near Eggert/ Sheridan Dr. on Friday (July 31, 2020) from 3-8pm, where prayers will be offered on Saturday (August 1, 2020) at 8am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Amelia's Church, 2999 Eggert Rd., Tonawanda, at 9am.  Entombment Mount Olivet Cemetery. 

John was a technology teacher at JFK High School, a First Lieutenant in the New York Guard and Commander of the 65th Detachment located in the Masten Avenue Armory. 

In compliance with the public health guidelines during the Covid-19 Pandemic, visitation will be monitored to limit gathering sizes based on the most current recommendations. Face masks required.

Flowers gratefully declined. 

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