Henry G. Schmitt

April 21, 1925 - December 15, 2018

04/21/1925 - 12/15/2018

Past Services

Tuesday December 18, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Wednesday December 19, 2018
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Wednesday December 19, 2018
11:00 am
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
1508 Warwood Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Henry G. Schmitt, 93, of Wheeling, died Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Continuous Care Center, Wheeling.
He was born April 21, 1925 in Wheeling, a son of the late Lawrence and Eulalia Schiffer Schmitt.
Henry retired as Director of the Physical Plant at Wheeling Jesuit University, was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, had retired from the City of Wheeling as a fire fighter was a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 12 and was an Army Air Corp veteran of WWII.
In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia R. Bernhart Schmitt in 2015, 5 brothers; Rev. Eugene Schmitt, Lawrence Schmitt, Raymond Schmitt, Richard Schmitt and Bishop Bernard Schmitt along with a grandson, Jason Schmitt.
Henry is survived by his 5 children; Edward L. (Teresa) Schmitt, of Wheeling, Charles R. (Rebecca Sue) Schmitt, of Wheeling, Janet Marie Schmitt, of Wheeling, James H. (Jennifer) Schmitt of Wheeling, Bernard J. Schmitt of Marietta, OH, and a brother, Robert H. Schmitt, Sr. of Wheeling, along with 14 grandchildren; Edward (Michelle) Schmitt, Jr., James (Sharlyn) Schmitt, Derek (Susan) Schmitt, Bradley (Karen) Schmitt, Matthew (Jenn) Schmitt, Chad (Nicole) Schmitt, Lee (Samantha) Schmitt, Andrew (Jessica) Schmitt, Jessica Schmitt, Christopher Schmitt, Amy (Clayton) Fitzsimmons, Colin Schmitt, Angeline Schmitt and Amanda Schmitt, and 24 great grandchildren; Hudson, Alec, Carly, Nathaniel, Nicholas, Jayli, Leilani, Annabella, Farrah, London, Peyton, Penelope, Emmit, Isaiah, Valentina, Calvin, Carter, Isaac, Mason, Kendall, Tenley, Madelyn, Emily and Leah.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, WV 26003, where a vigil service will be held at 6:00pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 11:00am at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, with Msgr. Kevin Quirk and Msgr. George Coyne as con-celebrants.
Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, with full military honors from the Moundsville Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church or online at www.TMCFunding.com
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

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lisa Abrams
3 years ago

My sincerest condolences. Lisa Guggino-Abrams (WJU) ’85

Vince (Tony) & Ann Gallagher
3 years ago

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, Ed. He was a very dedicated man and he will be missed by family and friends.

Ray Schmitt
3 years ago

Schmitt cousins, sorry to hear about Henry and sincere condolences from California. Loved the tribute video, brought back many happy memories. You’ll be in my prayers and thoughts. Buck

Barbara Schmitt Burns
3 years ago

Dear Schmitt cousins, I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Henry. He always greeted me with a smile when Dad and I stopped by to visit. I have happy memories of him showing us the fire trucks when I was a kid. I am keeping you all in my prayers.

Tony Cupp
3 years ago

I have great memories of Henry and Virginia coming to our house for church meetings. I am thinking of the family at this time. Wish I could be there with you all.

Cheri Whitecotton.
3 years ago

Dear Ed and Terri: My prayers are for peace and comfort for you and your family as Heaven is again blessed with a new angel. May you find comfort in the spirit of Christmas memories of your father.

Barb Albers
3 years ago

My condolences to the Schmitt family. I worked with Henry at Wheeling Jesuit University. He was a wonderful person and a gentleman who always had a smile on his face.

Jack Koehrsen
3 years ago

I have many happy memories of Mr. Schmitt. His children and I spent many days at eachother’s homes growing up in Warwood. We used to go to the Warwood Firehouse to see their dad. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest in peace, Henry.

Bill and Karen Haught
3 years ago

What a loss for all who knew Henry…. Henry was my best buddy that God brought into our lives as a major blessing. I was with Henry Wednesday and we prayed and there just has never been a kinder, loyal friend through my life as Henry. RIP Henry, we will see you on the other side…. Love to all of his Fabulous Family and thanks for sharing Henry with Karen and I. We will miss him so much…

Paula Greenfield
3 years ago

Condolences to all the Schmitt family on the passing of Uncle Henry. Very sorry that George and I cannot make it to Wheeling, but we will be thinking of you all.