March 2nd, 1928 - April 20th, 2017
John W. Schmitt Sr., age 89 of Hamilton, passed away at Westover Retirement Community on Thursday, April 20, 2017. John was born in Hamilton, Ohio on March 2, 1928 to George and Babette (Brendel) Schmitt. John graduated from Xavier University. He was instrumental at beginning the Union at Champion Paper. John enjoyed working in his garden and was a lifelong member of the Democratic Party. He was an active member at Queen of Peace Church.
John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marianne E. Schmitt; his children, Lisa Vennefron, John (Ann) Schmitt Jr., Theresa (Larry Lewis) Schmitt, Melinda (Tim) Motley, Mark (Melanie) Schmitt, Tina (Frederick) Deppe, 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; his brother, George Schmitt. John was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Dickerson and his parents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 2550 Millville Ave., Hamilton, Ohio, on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM with Fr. James Wedig officiating. Burial will follow at Millville Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home 1350 Millville Ave. Hamilton, 45013. Memorial contributions can be made to Badin High School. Condolences at www.browndawsonflick.com
Don & Vicky Daiker
|We both knew and loved John! We have been friends since 1968 when Don and John volunteered in the Senatorial campaign of anti-war candidate John Gilligan. Two years later Don and John again worked closely together in Gilligan's successful gubernatorial campaign. We have been political allies ever since. John has always been on the side of the worker, the little person, the underdog. I am especially grateful to John because in the 1970s he spoke persuasively on my behalf at a Democratic meeting to help elect me to the Butler County Board of Elections. He was a man of absolute honesty and integrity, someone whose loyalty you could always count on. We are proud to have been his friends.|