Frederick Joseph Schmitt, III, 78, of the Ogden community of Wilmington, NC, died Wednesday morning at Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter.
Born in Washington, DC on March 7, 1931, Mr. Schmitt was the son of the late Frederick J. Schmitt, II and Mrs. Maude Adelaide Schmitt of Chevy Chase, Maryland.
He graduated from Gettysburg College and George Washington Law School. He was a Captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Office,(JAG)for the United States Air Force. Following his military career he was a consultant for AAA and then became a consultant for NRECA. He then moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he practiced law. He retired and moved to Topsail Island, NC. Once in NC, he decided to work part time for one of the local law firms and eventually retired for his remaining years.
Surviving are his loving wife of 19 years, Patsy S. Schmitt of Wilmington, NC; his 3 daughters, Jacqueline Schmitt of Raleigh, NC, Catherine Schmitt of Chevy Chase, MD and Virginia Perdue with husband Daniel also of Chevy Chase; his 2 grandchildren, Jacob Schmitt of Chevy Chase and Adelaide Schmitt of Raleigh, NC; and his children by marriage, Leesa Beisert and husband Glenn and their children, Meagan and Taylor, all of Texas and Linn Decker and children Zachary and Jordan Decker, all of Oregon.
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 2pm at Ogden Baptist Church 7121 Market Street.
Donations in Mr. Schmitt’s memory may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter in lieu of flowers.
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1553 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099