Joseph H. Schmidt, 95, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Monessen, died Saturday April 20, 2019 at his home in Claremont Retirement Village. He was born on July 6, 1923 in Monessen, the son of the late Julius and Mary Doerfler Schmidt. Joe was a 1942 graduate of Monessen High School and resided in Monessen most of his life before moving to Bethel Park and then Columbus, OH. Joe retired from the Monessen Plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation having worked as a foreman in the Blooming Mill. He was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Church and its Holy Name Society and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus Council 954. He and his late wife of seventy years, Elizabeth (Wilding) Schmidt, enjoyed doing crafts together. Joe was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during WW II. He is survived by four daughters, Lyn (Louis) Charobee of Dublin, OH, Sharon (William) Haines of North Port, FL, Deborah (Daniel) LaBriola of Fairfax Station, VA, Patricia (Charles) Wille of Hillard, OH; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and by nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Raymond Schmidt, and by three sisters, Sister John Bosco, RSM, Sister Mary Schmidt, RSM, and Catherine Williams. Friends will be received in Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Avenue, Monessen, on Friday from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm. Services will be held on Saturday April 27th beginning with a 9:00 am Blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 am Funeral Mass in Epiphany of Our Lord Church 44 Pennsylvania Blvd. Monessen, with Fr. Michael J. Crookston officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gas cards to be donated that will be given to the Red Cross drivers who transported Mr. Schmidt. Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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