Richard Matthew Schmidt

Mar 27 1946
Feb 26 2020
73 Years
East Earl, Pennsylvania

Richard Matthew Schmidt, 73, of East Earl, died on Wednesday, February 26th at Lancaster General Hospital.  

He was the beloved husband of Nancy Schmidt, with whom he shared nearly 54 years of marriage.

Born in Chester, Pa., he was the son of the late Katherine (Taylor) and John Schmidt.  

He served honorably in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Richard worked at the former Lukens Steel, retiring as a millwright after 27 years.  

Richard loved nature, watching Christmas shows like White Christmas, Elvis, tinkering around the house, grocery shopping and poking fun at his family and friends.

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by his three children: Tina Simmers, wife of Gary, Richard Schmidt, and Kenneth Schmidt; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Patricia Hatfield.  

He was predeceased by his siblings John Schmidt, Barbara Gilbert, Ralph Schmidt, Robert Schmidt, Sr., and William Schmidt, Sr.

At Richard's request, there will be no service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at


I love you Dad. You are so missed ❤

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I"m sorry to hear of your dad's passing.  Sending hugs prayers to you & your family.


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honet i will love you forever 

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love you forever


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God has taken a good man, father ,husband, from this world dad you will be missed but never forgotten

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So Sorry for the family and frends of this great awesome man


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