Obituary of Bernard J Schmidt
South Plainfield – Bernard J. Schmidt, 92, passed away Thursday, February 17, 2022 in Somerset Wood Rehabilitation and Nursing Care in Somerset.
Born in New Brunswick to the late Bernard and Catherine Schmidt, Bernard resided in Metuchen for a number of years where he met his late wife, Patrice Kane. The two settled to South Plainfield in 1963 where they raised their three children. Bernard worked for United Airlines as a ticket agent, he retired in 1994 as a Customer Service Agent dealing with public relations and International Tariff matters.
Bernard enlisted in the Army during the Korean War in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1954 with a Bronze Star and three campaign citations. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, reading and traveling with his late wife, Patrice.
Predeceased by his beloved wife, Patrice Schmidt and brother, Joseph; surviving are three children, Carol Schmidt, Mary Schmidt and her partner Elizabeth Thompson and James L. Schmidt and wife Catherine and sister in law, Lois Schmidt. He will also be missed by his four grandchildren, Katie Sternberg and husband Wes, Michael Schmidt, Timothy Sheehan and Meaghan Sheehan and two great grandchildren, Ava and Claire.
Family and friends may gather in McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 beginning at 11AM concluding with a catholic blessing at 12:00PM.
Burial will be held in Resurrection Burial Park, Piscataway.