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Carl William Schmidt
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  • Caring Place
    6312 Kennedy Ave
    Cincinnati, OH 45213

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“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Ann

“Carl was a terrific human being. I saw him occasionally at the Pleasant Ridge Branch Library, where I worked, and at community meetings. He came to...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: David Dukart - Cincinnati, OH

“My sincere sympathy to the family of Carl. Carl was a testament to the strength and wisdom he was raised on, forging his way in the world in the...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Ann W - Cincinnati, OH

“The Members of the Metallic Club of Retired Men send their respect and condolences to Carl's wife, Nancy, and the rest of his family. Carl was a...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Bob Wylly - Cincinnati, OH

Schmidt, Carl William, beloved husband of Nancy Schmidt,(nee Nealy), passed Sunday, April 1, 2018 Age 81 years. Memorial on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church. . Special online condolences for family and friends may be expressed at

Carl's Life Story:
Carl William Schmidt, age 81, died April 1, 2018 Survived by his wife, Nancy (Neely), daughter Ellen Schmidt, son Charles Schmidt (Katie McNamara), grandsons Wyatt and Weston; half-brothers Chuck, Steve, Jack, and Jeff Schmidt, and step-sister Judy Craig. Predeceased by his mother, Tillie (Sinnhuber) and stepfather Al Catron, and by his father, Carl John Schmidt and stepmother, Patricia (Nelson).

Born in Cincinnati, he attended Hughes High School. He graduated from the UC College of Engineering, and was a member of the UC fencing team and Sigma Phi Epsilon. His degree in metallurgical engineering led to work in advanced aerospace, first on the B-70 Mach-3 Valkyrie with North American Aviation in Los Angeles. He then went to Lockheed/Georgia, working on the C-5A jumbo transport, followed by work on the Apollo Project at Chrysler Aerospace in New Orleans. Employment with GE took him to Lynn, Massachusetts and to Rutland, Vermont, where he became an enthusiastic hiker and an officer of the Green Mountain Club. He retired from GE-Evendale in1995.

After retirement, he was president of the Kennedy Heights Community Council and education chair of the Coalition of Neighborhoods. His commitment to public education led to tutoring in local public schools, and to GED tutoring, which included many adult immigrants. He was an active member of the League of Women Voters Education Committee, and The Metallic Club, an organization of retired men.

Wherever he lived, he was active in choral singing; first under Bob McSpadden at Hughes High School, then in other choruses, including the Atlanta Symphony Chorus under Robert Shaw, the Boston Symphony Chorus, The Rutland Bach Festival, the May Festival Chorus, the Cincinnati Choral Society, and the Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church choir.

Special thanks for the excellent care provided by Madiera Health Care Center and Midwest Hospice.A memorial service will be held at the Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church on April 21 at 11 am, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Caring Place, 6312 Kennedy Ave. 45213, or to Music Mission Kiev, JC Battle and Sons Funeral Home