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Robert F. Schmitz
Robert F. Schmitz, 85, of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla. and Annandale, died on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Florida.
Bob enjoyed the last 19 years of his life with his significant other Carol J. Fahey.
Bob was born March 13, 1928, in Bell, Calif., the son of Elizabeth and Anthony Schmitz. Bob was baptized in the Lutheran Church and lived in San Diego, Calif. through high school.
He joined the Army Reserve in 1946 and spent three years in Germany. He then joined the Air Force in 1950 for four years. Bob moved to Miami and married Florence Mae Buchaman in 1957. Bob worked for American Air Lines and Pan Am as a mechanic until retiring in 1986. Florence passed away on Dec. 17, 1991.
Bob met Carol J. Fahey in July, 1995. They have been blessed to share their lives together on the shores of Lake John in Annandale and Lake Panasoffkee in Florida, with their loving dog Daisy. Bob loved working on old cars and fishing.
He was generous with his time and was always ready to help others. He and his warm, gentle smile will be remembered and missed by friends, family and neighbors.
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