December 21, 1926 ~ November 20, 2022

Born in: Meriden, CT
Resided in: Meriden, CT

Frederick A. Schmidt, 95, of Meriden, CT passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022, just short of his 96th birthday.
Fred was born in Meriden, the beloved son of the late Arthur O. and Ida (Nevin) Schmidt. He is survived by his wife Joan (Hetzel) Schmidt, his daughter Anne (Schmidt) Danaher and her husband Kenan, and his son John Schmidt and his wife Jodie (Vosgien) Schmidt, and their three children; Emily, Maxim, and Connor Schmidt. He is also survived by extended family, caregivers, friends, and members of his beloved church, for whom his family is grateful.
Fred was a UCONN graduate, and entered the Army in 1945 after serving in the Civil Air Patrol in South Meriden as a teenager. He was honorably discharged after serving our country in Japan. Visiting Japan was one of the highlights of his life, along with camping trips with his family on Cape Cod.
Fred was very involved in his school, his church, and his community, and was successfully self-employed as an insurance agent for over 50 years. He served as President of his fraternity, was a volunteer South Meriden firefighter, Sunday School Superintendent and a Deacon at St. John Lutheran Church, and a Somer Club President. Fred was attended by Rev. MacDonald in his final hours.
Funeral arrangements and burial will be private, and are in care of Beecher & Bennett – Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Avenue, Meriden. Donations in Fred’s honor can be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. Dad, you were generous with your time and talents. You showed us what service to your church and your community should look like. You took great care of your aging parents. I am proud of your accomplishments and I love you.

  2. Gump Fred was a kind man, whose memory will forever carry hundreds of stories. It is an honor to be able to celebrate his life alongside his family and loved ones. May he be at peace and bask in the light of God forever ❤️

  3. May God bless your family and heal their hearts as you sit with our Lord and bask in His Light and Love! You were always a good teacher and steward at St. John’s and I am grateful to have known you when I was growing up. Godspeed, light and love! ❤️🦋✝️

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