Christopher Schmidt

Christopher Michael Schmidt

Sunday, December 19th, 1993 - Friday, November 29th, 2019
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Christopher Michael Schmidt, 25, went to his peace in Philadephia, PA on November 29, 2019. Born December 19, 1993 in Syracuse, he lived in Pompey, graduated from Fabius-Pompey High School in 2012 and received his AAS from Onondaga Community College in 2018.

He was proud to be the House Manager for Independence Recovery in Ephrata, PA, where he found his purpose in helping others.

Chris received his amateur radio license at the age of 10 and his first degree black belt in 2007. He was a music buff with eclectic taste, preferring vinyl to digital, and an avid reader with wide-ranging taste from manga to psychology. A video gamer known to his friends as the King of Tetris, he was incredibly intelligent with a quick wit. He was kind, compassionate, caring, genuine and so very loved.

He is survived by his parents, Donald E. and Susan A. Schmidt of Pompey; sister, Sara A. Schmidt of Long Island City, NY; grandparents, Beverly J. Schmidt of Camillus; aunts and uncles, Ellen and James Muench of Jordan, Karen and Bradley Lettsome of Royal Palm Beach FL, and Carol Muench of East Syracuse; and cousins, Eric Muench, Kristin Muench, John Muench, Matthew Lettsome and Andrew Lettsome.

He was predeceased by grandparents, Karl E. Schmidt and Margaret N. and William F. Muench; uncle, William Muench; and cousin, Michelle Muench.

Calling hours will be 1:00-3:00 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel, 8171 Cazenovia Rd., Manlius. There will be a Memorial Service immediately following the calling hours at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Independence Recovery to create a scholarship fund to honor Chris. It was there that he found his calling. He helped so many and a part of him will live on in the people that he touched. Independence Recovery gave him support, purpose, friendship, and love. They gave us our son back, for which we will always be grateful.

Independence Recovery, 670 East Main St., Ephrata, PA 17522.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel
    8171 Cazenovia Rd.
    Manlius, New York 13104
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 3:00pm
    Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel
    8171 Cazenovia Rd.
    Manlius, New York 13104
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Kathleen Pollard

Posted at 12:15pm
I had the absolute pleasure of teaching Chris at Fabius-Pompey. He was a kind and funny young man - smart beyond his years. The news of his passing saddens me, but reading about how he touched so many lives in such a positive way brings me joy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Lettsomes; Merrilyn, Dave & Kate, Doug & Jana,

Posted at 07:03am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Nancy Howe

Posted at 02:51pm
I have many fond memories of Chris and Sara from the years they spent at Alicia's with my sons Patrick and Philip. We are very sad for your loss and will keep you all in our thoughts.
Nancy Howe

Richard Alter

Posted at 11:05am
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Posted at 09:38pm
Good God what an amazing tribute to this special young man. We will gladly contribute to this important cause in honor of Christopher's memory. We'll never fully understand the number of lives he impacted and saved! What a remarkable young man. May God bless his family and friends.

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