Frederick C. "Red" Schmidt Sr., age 84, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. An Army veteran having served in the Korean War, he was a retired craneman for U.S. Steel National Tube in McKeesport and a former maintenance worker for the West Jefferson Hills School District. He was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton, the Jefferson Lions Club and Jefferson Hills Historical Society. Born September 30, 1935 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Frederick M. and Dorothy (Webb) Schmidt. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce E. (Hoak) Schmidt; son, Frederick C. (Laurie) Schmidt Jr. of Jefferson Hills; grandson, TC (Leann) Ruffing of Floreffe; great-grandchildren, Anna, Grace and Olivia Ruffing; sisters, Dorothy Ault and Mary Hoak, both of Elizabeth Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Sharon E. Ruffing. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 3-7 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 12 NOON in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Michael Airgood officiating. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Run United Methodist Church, 901 North 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025.
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