Harold W. Schmidt
Harold W. Schmidt, age 85, of Saegertown, passed away on March 1, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on March 1, 1934, in Girard, PA. He was the son of the late Richard and Helen (Harmon) Schmidt. He graduated from Rice Avenue Union High School, Girard, PA, in 1952. Harold is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lucille M (Niebauer); 10 children: Sarah Hansen (Keith), Gerald Schmidt, Anne Selleny (Thomas), Kathleen Mariani (Scott), John Schmidt (Brenda), Robert Schmidt, Rebecca Leandro (Paulo), Mary Schmidt, David Schmidt (Jennifer) and Rodney Schmidt (Danielle); 24 grandchildren; 1 sister, Carol SanFrotello; and 2 sisters-in-law: Patsy (Clancey) Schmidt and Elaine (Niebauer) Schmidt. Harold was preceded in death by 3 infant children; his parents; siblings: Edward Schmidt, Helen Penza, George Schmidt and Joseph Schmidt; 2 brothers-in-law: Chester Penza and Louis SanFrotello; and 1 sister-in-law, Betty (Craig) Schmidt. Harold was a life-long dairy farmer. He was a board member and president of PENNCREST School District for 18 years, in addition, he was on the board of directors at the Crawford County Vocational School. Harold was the leader of the Saegertown 4-H Beef Club for over 20 years. He was a member of the US Army and served in the Korean War. Harold played semi-pro football for the Erie Lakers. He was a member of St. Philp Roman Catholic Church in Crossingville, where he served as a lector for many years. He was also a member of The Knights of Columbus. He was a lover of all animals, the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Browns. Family and Friends may call on Thursday, March 7, from 2-4pm and 6-9pm, at Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, PA. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 8, at 10am at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church (Crossingville) 25797 State Highway 98, Edinboro, PA. Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery with full military honors. To light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit www.matterafuneralhome.com
I grew up from a large family also. We attended the same church. Always admired Mr. Schmidt and the Mrs. They were a true role model to many people in the Area. R.I.P. you touched many lives that you will never know.
Peace and healing for the family. He must have been the happiest man on earth at that moment, surrounded by his adoring family. I cannot imagine a more comforting way to move on from this life. God bless you all
I treasure ever moment and conversation I shared with Papa Dub. I wear my badge with great pride and in memory of Papa Dub. Rest easy... I love you.
I miss you so much Papa Dub you will never know how many lives you touched each and everyday. You mean the world to me I just wish I told you sooner.
I’m sorry I cannot be there Friday. I love you very much and loved Papa Dub very much. I will be up to see you soon! Hugs and kisses!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. A great loss to all who knew him here on earth but oh the celebration and reunion in heaven.
The battle is over! The victory is won! R.I.P., Harold, you earned your reward! Now, prayers switch to Lucille (my cousin, friend, and classmate)and all the family. SHALOM, Harold. You will be missed.
We were so sorry to hear that Harold passed away. We know he is finally at peace and without pain anymore and thankful for that. Our prayers are with Lucille and the family during this time and the coming years. Love you all.
We were deeply saddened to hear this news. Our sincere condolences to the countless family and friends touched by this amazing soul.
Hugs from Illinois to all of you. I loved spending time with your whole family at our reunions at the farm. Your dad was always so good to us.
We have lost a strong oak of a man - who loved his family with a quiet strength, who loved his cultivated farmlands, and who gave strength and leadership to his schools, his community, and who had a strong relationship with his God. He was special.
My condolences for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers, especially old friend, Anne.
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the entire Schmidt family! rnnkf
Rip harold. I always enjoyed our conversations when i was your well tender.
Nos te amamos!