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Richard Garrison "Rick" Schmidt

August 23, 1947 - August 21, 2017

Richard Garrison Schmidt of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away August 21, 2017. Rick was a Navy veteran and served over 20 years with honor and pride.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, sister-in-law Kathy Schmidt, nephew William Murray Schmidt, step daughters Janie Hewitt (Randy), Denise Taylor (Tommy), special friends Les and Linda Unruh, Biagio and Carol Bellassai, Carl Faust and Sandra Smith.

Rick was a very loving, kind and caring man who always took time to listen no matter the time, day or night. He was an avid sportsman and could talk about any sport topic with limitless knowledge Rick also had a love for pets both dogs and cats; he had a wonderful sense of humor always eager to share a joke.

Rick will always be remembered as a friend to everyone who knew him and he will be so very missed by all. In lieu of flowers make a donation to your local pet shelter. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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