Alan H. Schmid, 78, a resident of Carson City for the past 17 years, passed away October 8, 2008 at his home.
He was born January 11, 1930 to Walter and Mildred Lawrence Schmid in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to work in the Aerospace Industry. At the age of sixteen, Alan was certified and licensed to fly a seaplane. His other hobbies were glider flying, photography, and travel. He was an avid reader and singer. He sang in several church choirs and was an active member of First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are his wife Jean Doty, of 52 years; two daughters Gloria (Keith) MacDonald of Carson City, and Diana Schmid of Emblem, Wyo.; two sons, Robert (Marian) Schmid of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Bruce (Linda) Schmid of Santa Cruz, Calif.; nine grandchildren; two great grandsons; two sisters, Edith Beck of Sarasota, Fla. and Marjorie Schmid of Schenectady, N.Y. and one brother Lawrence (Ursula) Schmid of Greenbelt, Md.
A private family service will be 10 a.m., Friday at FitzHenry's Chapel of Faith with Rev. Bruce Kochsmeier officiating. Burial will take place at Lone Mountain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the building fund at the First Presbyterian Church of Carson City.
FitzHenry's Funeral Home is caring for arrangements.