Obituary for Kenneth Schmid
On February 10, 2018, Kenneth Schmid passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. He was a loving husband to Janice "Dolly" (Frailey) Schmid for 42 years. He was her soulmate and a kind and humble man. Some of his hobbies included: working, square dancing and "jigging". riding his John Deere tractor with the Harley Davidson sticker on the front, and gambling at the casino. However, his favorite thing to do was spend time with his family, whom he always provided for. He was an excellent neighbor and a true friend to all as the "Mayor of Sugar Hill." He attended Wooddale United Methodist Church where he loved the congregation.
Born in North Bangor, he was a son of the late Martin F. Schmid Sr. and the late Anna (Handelong) Schmid.
He was a WW II Army veteran serving in the Pacific Theater. He was awarded the Philippines Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star , the Asia-Pacific Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and the Victory Medal.
Kenneth had been an electrical lineman with E. H. Staples in East Stroudsburg for thirty years. Later, he worked at the power plant in Berwick for six years until retiring in 1988. He was a 63 year member of the I.B.E.W. electrical workers union. He had also served for a time as a deputy sheriff in Monroe County.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Mike in Louisiana; a daughter, Michelle Korcienski and her husband James of Saylorsburg; four sisters-in-law, Virginia Schmid of Kintnersville, Doris Frailey of Swiftwater, Cindy Frailey of Wooddale and Barbara Dull of Bangor, many nieces and nephews that he loved very much and a grand dog, Pookie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Leroy and Martin Schmid Jr. and by two sisters, Caroline Moyer and Agnes Schmid.
He was a loving Pop-Pop to his three grandchildren, James "The Man" and his girlfriend Catherine Stephens, Justine and Janelle. He loved them so much that they were the highlight of his life and watching them grow up truly made him complete. He never hesitated to tell people about them and how he had the best son-in-law in the world, Jim. He would do anything for him and he always thought of him as his own son. He was a lifetime Yankees fan and he loved Harley Davidson. When he was 90 he took his first motorcycle ride and on his 92nd birthday, Jim and James took him to Yankee Stadium to see his first Yankee game and eat a hotdog at the stadium.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 17 from the Kresge Funeral Home, 1763 Route 209 Brodheadsville with Rev. Nina Patton-Semerod officiating. Cremation will follow in the H. G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 1:00 PM until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wooddale United Methodist Church, 100 Barren Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302 or to the Boy Scouts of America, c/o Venture Crew 1928, 288 Camp Trexler Road, Kunkletown, PA 18058.
Janice would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Turtzo and Dr. Amin for being Ken's doctors and his friends for keeping him going.