Terry J. Schmitte, 59, of 101 St. Lawrence Ave., Brownville, N.Y. died under the care of Hospice and his loving family on February 14, 2014.
He was the son of Loren R. and Audie Sanderson Schmitte, born on March 9, 1954 in Syracuse. He graduated from General Brown High School in 1972 where he excelled in football and basketball.
He learned carpentry through his father and passed his knowledge onto his son, Josh Schmitte and nephew, Shawn Thomas. He spent his adult life locally as an excellent carpenter, and retired in 2004 from Cadence, Black River due to illness but continued to do projects for family and friends.
He enjoyed playing cards and fishing.
He married Patricia Bolton Mack on March 30, 2001.
Besides his wife he is survived by three sons and a daughter, Shain and Alexandra Schmitte of Rochester, Josh and Tonya Schmitte of Dexter, Dayna Carroll of Dexter, Derrick Schmitte of California; step-son Joshua Mack of Brownville; step-daughters Emily Mack of Watertown, Rebecca and William Fairchild of Adams Center; his beloved sister Darcy Thomas; nieces and nephews; Terry’s grandchildren, Jason, Jayden, Natalynn, Shyanne, Maya, Kayson, Alexis, Thatcher, Hannah, Hayden, Jason, Jessie and Gracie.
He was predeceased by his parents and a brother-in-law, Steve Thomas.
Calling hours will be Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter. Burial will be in Brownville Cemetery in the spring. Donations may be made to the Steven G. Thomas Memorial Scholarship % JCC Foundation 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601
Saturday, October 10, 2015, Watertown, NY
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