William Schmidt

William C "Bill" Schmidt Jr.

Tuesday, March 12th, 1940 - Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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William C. "Bill" Schmidt Jr. died Wednesday March 13, 2019 at his home in Meyersville, NJ. He was 79.
Bill was born in Summit, NJ on March 12, 1940 a son to the late Ruth (James) and William C. Schmidt Sr., where he lived until moving to Meyersville, NJ 54 years ago.
Bill owned and operated S & D Automotive retiring in 2014. A true "Motor Head" he enjoyed building Street Rods, Drag Racing and Tether Car Racing where he set and holds many records. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had held the record for largest Maco Shark for New Jersey.
He is survived by his wife Judith (Bachert) Schmidt of 58 years, his daughter June (Schmidt) Shepardson, two sons William R. "Bill" Schmidt and his wife Sandra, and Jimmy Schmidt and his wife Jennifer, and seven grandchildren Joshua, Andrew, Alexandra, James, Veronica, Cody and Ryan.
A memorial visitation will be Friday March 22, 2019 from 4 - 8 PM at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. Memories are encouraged to be shared during the visitation. NO TIES!!! Cremation was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge at friendsofgreatswamp.org. For information and online condolences visit valleymemorialfuneralhome.net.
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    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Valley Memorial Funeral Home
    1012 Valley Rd
    GILLETTE, NJ 07933
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lori spagnoli

Posted at 04:54pm
thinking of you, judy, june, billy, and jimmy with many fond memories of "the station" from sue's dear longtime friend, lori

Terry Fearon

Posted at 10:55am
Sincere Condolences to the Schmidt Family. My Family nor I ever had a bad word with Bill. The mark of a great man. Remembering him from when he worked at Smythe Rambler as we were Rambler owners. I worked at the station in late 60's . Billy could make a motor run like nobody else and catch more fish than them also. Will miss my friend of 55 + years. Blessings and Peace be with you.
Terry Fearon

Stephen A Hornick Jr

Posted at 02:08pm
Heart felt condolences to the Schmidt Family - It's hard to come up with words to express my sorrow in your loss - personally I lost a great friend and fishing buddy for over 25 years. I will miss our talks of getting ready to put the boat in the water, getting ready for the fishing season, weekly reports of fish caught and NASCAR. Still doesn't seem real but I know it is. As much as I will miss him I know you will miss him more. May he RIP, tight lines and God speed

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Posted at 09:42am
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Denise Smith

Posted at 10:01am
Condolences to the family hope you can find comfort in the memories shared of William and the beautiful scriptures,and Prayers shared to help you through the difficult time of losing you're loved one Trust in Jehovah God (Psalms 83:18 ) he will help you and comfort you through all you're difficult times my deepest sympathy for the family please feel free to visit jw..org to help you understand the reasons why we all grow old and die and the promise God have for the living and the ones that have fallen asleep in death a resurrection and living forever on a paradise earth.

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