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Roger Kent Schmidt

Obituary for Roger Kent Schmidt

May 9, 1934 - December 22, 2016
Gloucester, Massachusetts | Age 82


Mr. Roger Kent Schmidt, 82, of Gloucester passed away on Thursday December 22, 2016 in Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a lengthy illness. He was the loving husband of Gertrude "Trudi" (Whelan) Schmidt with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.

Roger was born May 9, 1934, son of the late Harold and Eleanor (Johnson) Schmidt. He was a graduate of The Pingry School in NJ, Class of 1952. He went onto further his education at Williams College where he received his degree in History, Class of 1956.

He served in the United States Navy and graduated Officer Candidate School.

Roger was a Hospital Administrator at Columbian Presbyterian Hospital for many years until his retirement.

He enjoyed reading, collecting books, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, poetry as well as photography.

In addition to his devoted wife Trudi, Roger is survived by his four children Gregory W. Schmidt of Gloucester, Diane J. Schmidt and Lauren R. Gonzalez of Westborough, and Jeffrey K. Schmidt and his wife Leah Sutton of Oakland, CA. He is also survived by his three grandchildren Sonya and Justin Gonzalez and James Sutton-Schmidt and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Harry Schmidt.

In honoring with Roger's wishes, Funeral Services will be private and interment will be at a later date.

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Gloucester, MA 01930
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