Paul “Smitty” Schmitz fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on July 4, 2019 at the age of 96. Loving husband of the late Dina (nee Cucchi) Schmitz; beloved father of Paulette (Klep) Turnbough, Rick (Sally) Schmitz, Denise (Frank) Vinciguerra, and Renee (Dave) Basile; dear grandfather of Christy (Andrew), Crystal (Justin), Jennifer (Dan), Holly (Kevin), Mary (Bill), Harry, and Jessica (Bill); dear great grandfather to Jonny, Gabriella, Kacie, Dominic, Collin, Jesse, and Emma; beloved uncle of John (Sharon) Cucchi. Friend to many.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents Paul Schmitz and Elizabeth (nee
Pruitt) Schmitz; his brother Eugene (Regina) Schmitz; grandsons Brian and Richard.

Paul served in the United States Army and was a WWII veteran. He was also a member of the American Legion Rollo Calcaterra Post 15 and a member of the Wildcats.

VISITATION: Friday, July 12, 2019 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church 5130 Wilson Avenue 63110 9-11 a.m. until time of Mass at
11 a.m.

Interment Jefferson Barracks Cemetery

In lieu of flowers contributions appreciated to The Sick and Elderly Program of The Hill.