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Thomas Paul Schmitt, Jr.

October 5, 1943 - November 27, 2019

Thomas Paul Schmitt, Jr., 76, passed away on November 27, 2019. He is the oldest of seven children born to Thomas P. Schmit, Sr. and Ellen O’Donnell Schmitt. He is survived by siblings, Michael H. Schmitt, George N. Schmitt, David A. Schmitt, Catherine M. Schmitt, Charles A. Schmitt, son Brian Schmitt, grandson Collin Schmitt  and granddaughter Emma Schmitt. He was predeceased by brother John M. Schmitt.

Thomas was born in San Francisco on October 5, 1943. He graduated from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, VA. He worked at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Lab One in Norfolk as a certified dental technician before retiring after a 50 year long career in the industry.  He was the inventor of the Virginia Partial, which has become the “partial of choice” in the dental industry. He was a Christian and a devoted member of OV Church.

Family will receive friends on Friday, December 6th from 5-8 PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 7th at OV Church, 9504 Selby Pl, Norfolk, VA 23503, with Pastor Aaron Dininny officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 8100 Granby St. Norfolk, VA.

Memorials may be given to Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, VA or local SPCA. Arrangements have been entrusted to Altmeyer Funeral Home.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Forest Lawn Cemetery

8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505

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