Roy Eric Schmidt passed away peacefully at his Pleasantville residence on January 9th at the age of 93, surrounded by his wife and family. Roy was born on March 1st 1924 in the Bronx. He served as a member of the United States Army’s 109th Infantry during World War II. After the war he co-founded Wayne Silversmiths, a family business, in Yonkers, NY, where he remained active until the time of his death. Roy married Sabina Ball in July of 1955. The Schmidts were longtime residents of Chappaqua, where they raised their five children. Roy is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sabina, his son Eric and daughter-in-law Michelle, his daughter Jane Clark and son-in-law Alan Clark, his son Peter and daughter-in-law Missy, his son Doug and daughter-in-law Cathy, his son Andrew and daughter-in-law Kelly, and his 13 grandchildren.
Roy had many hobbies, all of which he pursued with a unique zeal. He was an especially avid gardener, and thoroughly enjoyed tending to his tomatoes, pumpkins and flowers. Roy was ever-youthful, had a fun-loving spirit and was devoted to his wife and family. They spent many winters skiing and summers at the family cottage on Squantz Pond, where he has summered for much of his life.
The family will receive friends at the Beecher Flooks Funeral Home in Pleasantville, today, Thursday from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 AM at St. John & St. Mary R.C. Church (The Little Church) in Chappaqua. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Relief Services or a charity of your choice.