Anthony R. "Tony" Schmidt
COVINGTON — Anthony R. "Tony" Schmidt, age 61, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at his home. Tony was born in Piqua on March 1, 1956, to S.R. and Joanne (Forsyth) Schmidt. He was a graduate of Covington High School, Class of 1975; mill operator with Faurecia, Troy; worked for Copperweld, Piqua for 27 years; a member of the Spirit of Life Church, Piqua and loved his Harley-Davidson. Preceded in death by his father, S.R. "Shorty" Schmidt in 2014. Tony is survived by his mother, Joanne Schmidt of Bradford; his wife of 41 years, Cheryl A. (Zacharias) Schmidt; his children, Josh Schmidt of Tipp City, A. Lee and Ashley Schmidt of Brookville, Rachel Schmidt of Covington; his siblings, Linda Scalf of Bradford, James Schmidt of Englewood, Ruthann and Jeff Hudleson of Bradford, Janet and Rodney Sprenkel of Covington; mother-in-law, Miriam Zacharias of Covington; sister-in-law, Connie Clark of Covington; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Allen and Heather Zacharias of Covington; and "his" dog, Ozzy. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington, with Pastor Kent VanHoose officiating. Interment Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. Saturday until time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County or Swank-Haus Penscher Rescue, 5090 Croft Mill Road, Bradford, OH 45308. A special thanks to his sisters, Janet and Ruthann, sister-in-law, Connie, Hospice of Miami County, and all the family and friends that have helped us through this. Family request casual dress. All bikers welcomed. Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com .
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