Max R. Schmidt
Max R. Schmidt
  • June 28, 1926 - December 16, 2017
  • Greensboro, North Carolina

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Mr. Max R. Schmidt, 91, of Greensboro, died Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Wesley Long Hospital.
A funeral mass will be held Thursday December 21st at 2:00 PM at St. Pius X Catholic Church by Monsignor Anthony Marcaccio. Burial will full military honors will follow at Westminster Gardens.
Max was born June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of August William Schmidt and Rose Schindler Schmidt.
Max was a combat infantryman, attaining the rank of staff sergeant, and served in the 8oth Infantry Division of Gen. George S. Patton's Third Army during World War II. This experience led Max to dedicate himself to helping fellow veterans and as a part of that was the Santa Claus at the annual Christmas party at the Veterans Mental Hospital in Northport, NY while a resident of that state. Upon moving to North Carolina in 1970 he continued to be an active member of the American Legion and the VFW furthering his role of helping veterans. Max was a graduate of City College of New York and retired from Lorillard Tobacco Company where he was the traffic manager. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and was active in the Knights of Columbus. Furthering his belief of putting others before himself, Max volunteered for Saint Vincent De Paul Society delivering furniture to those in need. Max was also a member of the Elks Lodge and enjoyed fishing, feeding the birds and rabbits in his yard, and traveling. Most of all, Max enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be remembered as a very loving person who tried to make a difference in the lives of those he came in contact with.
Surviving are his wife Alice Schmidt; sons, Richard Schmidt of Charlotte, Ronnie Schmidt (Debra) of Greensboro and Russel Schmidt (Pamela) of Flower Mound, TX; grandchildren, Meredith Paulus, Logan Schmidt, Erin Kay, Lauren Self and Max and Rocco Schmidt; great grandchildren, Drew and Jonathan Paulus, Carter and Adam Kay, Mary and Adam Self.
Friends will be received Wednesday evening December 20th between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Street Chapel.
The family asks with gratitude that memorials in Max's name be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2210 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27408.
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