Edgar M. Schmitt

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Edgar M. Schmitt

September 19, 1935 - December 04, 2018

Edgar M. Schmitt ONEONTA - Edgar M. Schmitt, 83, of Oneonta, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.
He was born in Flushing, Queens on Sept. 19, 1935, the son of Jacob and Emma (Mathieu) Schmitt.
He married Vera Carey on Jan. 26, 1958. She predeceased him on Sept. 15, 2014.
After his father retired, Edgar took on the day-to-day operations of the family dairy farm, Lake Emmons Farm.
Leaving farming, he went to work for Drogen Electric. He later started his own business, Lake Emmons Electric. He could recently be seen working at Home Depot as an electrical and plumbing specialist.
He was a member of the Elm Park Methodist Church, the Tri County Social Club, Meridale Seniors Club and the Pindars Corners Fire Department. He was also fire commissioner for the East Meredith Rural Fire District and on the board of the Delaware County Senior Council.
Edgar had many interests, such as traveling, dancing and spending time with his family. He was an avid reader and crossword puzzle solver. He also enjoyed antique cars and tractors.
He is survived by his children, Linda and David Nowak of Maryville, Tennessee, Marjorie and Steven Banks of Franklin, and Karl Schmitt of Oneonta. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Matthew Banks, Nathan and Vanessa Eldred Banks, Brenton Banks, Jamison Banks and Thea Palces, Spencer Nowak and Gregory Nowak; as well as four great- grandchildren, Christian and Destiny Banks, Violet Eldred Banks and Reynaldo Banks; and a special companion, Elsie Colburn.
He was also predeceased by his brothers, Walter and Werner Schmitt.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, at the Elm Park Methodist Church with the Rev. Donna Martin officiating. A committal service will follow in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St. Oneonta. The family will be in attendance.
Memorial contributions may be made to Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820 or the Pindars Corners Fire Department, 8898 State Highway 23, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Published on December 4, 2018
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Kerry and Jay Chase
Dec 09, 2018
Edgar was our neighbor, our sincere condolences to your family
Diane Thorngren
Dec 05, 2018
I worked with Edgar in Home Depot and he also helped me when I had a problem with my hot water heater. He was very good and helpful. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
George A. Tuzzolino
Dec 05, 2018
Karl: It is with great sorrow to hear about your father. As you know we , along with the rest of our family had many great times together. Last week when we were together at the Bruce house the only thing I knew about Edgar was that when I was with him on Saturday with my son and grandson , was that he was just getting over a cold and was looking forward to his retirement and going back to work on his own. He along with your mother made our visits through the last 50 some years feel like a family affair. Edgar and Vera will be greatly missed, maythey RIP till we meet with them again!!!
Lana & Art Hilton
Dec 05, 2018
Our prayers and thoughts are with your whole family at this time of sorrow. Edgar was a good person and we enjoyed talking with him whenever we ran into him out and about or at Home Depot.
Our deepest sympathy,
Lana & Art Hilton
Dec 05, 2018
I worked with Edgar at Home Depot. My prayers are with the family. He will be missed by many. May he rest in peace.
Jackie Wayman
Dec 04, 2018
I knew Edgar from working with him at Home Depot. My sincere condolences to the family. May he rest in peace in Gods hand.