Ronald James Schmitt

Ronald James Schmitt of Riverhead died Jan. 29, 2024. He was 86.

Born Sept. 2, 1937, in Jasper, Ind., he was the son of Robert Schmitt and Helen Hatter.

Mr. Schmitt served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army. He rose to the rank of lieutenant for the Suffolk Sheriffs Office.

Mr. Schmitt is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lillian (Balek); daughters Sharon (David) Wirth and Audrey Zaweski; son Ronald Schmitt Jr.; grandchildren Deana Wirth, Reese Wirth and Lauren Zaweski; brother Howard (Patty) Schmitt; and sister Wanda Schmitt.

Memorial visitation with military honors was held Feb. 2 at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead.

This is a paid notice.