August 2, 1958 - May 14, 2016
Stephen P. Schmitt, age 57 of Medford, New Jersey passed peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children after an 18 month courageous battle with brain cancer on May 14, 2016. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but spent most of his childhood in Marion, Massachusetts. He was a communicant of St. Mary of the Lakes Church in Medford for the last 20 years and served in several ministries. He was happy to spend vacation time working for Habitat for Humanity with his children and the youth group. Steve obtained his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering at Villanova University, and a Master’s Degree in civil engineering at Drexel University. He was associated with American Water, the largest water utility in North America, for 29 years. During his professional career at American Water, he served with distinction in a number of leadership roles in construction management, engineering, security and operations. He also served as Vice President of Operations at New Jersey American Water Company. While serving on the board of directors for LEAD NJ, an organization of esteemed leaders representing a broad spectrum of New Jersey professionals, he worked with others to advance the greater good of our community. Besides spending time with family and friends, Steve loved to sail and golf. He loved to travel and enjoyed planning trips. The fact that his professional success was achieved while maintaining a primary focus on the strength of his faith and his love and devotion to his family was truly remarkable. In this sense, he defined the true meaning of success for us all. Steve is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Catherine, his children Evan, Amie Dougherty (Mark), Stephen Jr. and Emily; his granddaughter, Lillian, his mother Patricia O. Schmitt; sisters, Ellen (George) and Kerry (Robert); brothers, Mike (Mary), Matthew (Lisa) and Tim (Carrie); sister in law Patricia (Ray); brothers in law, Nicholas (Doreen) and John (Anna Mae) and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to gather Friday, May 20, 2016 from 2-4PM and 5-9PM at St. Mary of the Lakes Church, 40 Jackson Rd. Medford, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 12PM. Interment to follow at Jesus Bread of Life Catholic Cemetery, Mt. Laurel, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Steve’s memory to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul National Council of the United States, 58 Progress Parkway Maryland Heights, MO 63043-3706; or Options for Women, 1500 N. Kings Hwy., Ste. 110 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Arrangements are under the direction of and have been entrusted to Mathis Funeral Home, Medford, NJ.
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