In Memory

Richard Schmitt

U.S. Veteran

A funeral service celebrating the life of Richard W. “Rick” Schmitt, 71 of Newark will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 20, 2021 in the Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home with Jeff Smith officiating. Burial will be at Newark Memorial Gardens. The Licking County Veterans Alliance will provide Military Funeral Honors.

Mr. Schmitt passed away September 13, 2021 at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born February 24, 1950 in Newark, OH to the late Otto J. and Ola P. (Holman) Schmitt. A graduate of Newark High School, Rick honorably served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He worked for Owens-Corning Fiberglas for 38 years. Rick was an avid softball enthusiast; for many years much of his free time revolved around softball. He also enjoyed bowling and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Survivors include his wife, Tamara (Springston) Schmitt; children, Heather (Bradley) Thomas, Jennifer (Dennis) Carnevale and Brandon (Michelle) Schmitt; grandchildren, Matthew, Nicholas, Olivia, Madison and Savannah; and a brother, Gene Schmitt.

Friends and family may call 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Vensil & Chute Funeral Home – Newark Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Drive, Heath, OH  43056 or the American Cancer Society (