Departed in Palm Bay, Florida, on March 30, 2019
Robert Alan Schmidt, age 79, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 30, 2019. He was born on November 20, 1939 in Springfield, Ohio. From the start he was not Robert. He was Al. Al served in the Navy. He was a member of Patrol Squadron 23, Crew 1 stationed at Brunswick Naval Air Station in Maine. On June 30, 1963, he married Regina Ann Littlefield. Together, they had four children, David, Eric, Peter and Holly. Al got his first training in engineering in the Navy. Later, working as a Design Engineer in Xenia, Ohio he became an expert in potentiometers. He had multiple patents in his name. He designed and built machines used in industrial manufacturing. Some of these machines are still in use today. Al enjoyed boating and scuba diving. He enjoyed camping with his family, horseback riding and every aspect of Florida living. Al loved his second home in Silver Lake, New Hampshire. He was always grateful for a chance to show New Hampshire to someone that he loved. Al was preceded in death by his son Peter. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, his sons David and Eric, his daughter Holly, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Friday April 5, 2019, 11:00 AM at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Indialantic, Florida.