Obituary of Dorothy Schmidt
Dorothy M. “Dot” Schmidt, 96, of Farmingdale passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Bartley Healthcare Nursing & Rehabilitation, Jackson. She was born and raised in North Bergen and settled in Farmingdale 52 years ago. Prior to owning and operating a greenhouse business with her husband, Raymond, Dot worked at Metropolitan Life and Handy & Harmon, both in NYC. She was a member of Ardena Baptist Church, where she was active in the Helping Hand and Missionary Society. She was a prayer warrior and participated in many other committees. For over 35 years she donated her time to CentraState Medical Center where she was a familiar face volunteering at the front desk. Her hobbies included quilting, knitting and cooking. Dot loved traveling with her husband, especially their excursions to Scotland. She was a devoted wife of fifty-five years, loving mother, and adoring G-Ma and Gama.
She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond E. Schmidt, Sr.; sister, Marion Gordon; and brother-in-law, Jim Gordon. Dot is survived by her daughter, Susan Patterson and her husband, James “Ace” of Freehold; son, Raymond E. Schmidt, Jr. and his wife, Barbara of Farmingdale; four grandchildren, Timothy Patterson and his wife, Kate of Glenside, PA, Laura Hulick and her husband, Brian of Cranberry Township, PA, Courtney Rodriques and her husband, Joseph of Howell, and Tyler Schmidt of Farmingdale; two great grandchildren, Ella and Malcolm; and her dear friend, Elizabeth Frey.
Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her 11:00 AM funeral service on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Ardena Baptist Church, 593 Adelphia Road, Howell. Interment will follow in Ardena Baptist Cemetery. For those who desire, memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of NJ, 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com