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John J. Schmidt, 83

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John J. Schmidt of Mattituck died on  January 29, 2012.  He was 83 years old.

“Jack” was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 9, 1928 to John and Helen (nee O’Neill) Schmidt and later served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

A long-time resident of Mattituck, he had been a commercial fisherman and a member of the Mattituck Lions Club and participated in the Strawberry Festival. 

Jack was well-known in Greenport at Mitchell Docks and in the local fishing community.

He is survived by his wife, Rita; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Diane Schmidt of Mattituck and three grandchildren: Amanda, Pamela and Paul.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 2 from 4-8 P.M. at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck.  The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart RC. Church in Cutchogue by Monsignor John Nosser with the assistance of the Ministry of Consolation..  Interment, with US Army military honors, will follow at the Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorials to the Mattituck Fire Department Rescue Squad or the Mattituck Lions Club would be appreciated.