Ernest C. Schmidt

  Ernest C. Schmidt, 92, of Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid following a brief illness.

  Born in New Rochelle on Sept. 4, 1926, he was the son of Ernest and Lucy (Gerstner) Schmidt. He married Marian Elizabeth Torkelson on Nov. 21, 1948, in Baldwin. She predeceased him on June 13, 2019.

  Ernest co-owned and operated the Sara Placid Liquor Store in Saranac Lake, Resort Home Services and Resort Feed and Seed in Saranac Lake. He was a Boy Scout leader for over 10 years in New Jersey and had also served on the Santa Clara Town Board for 21 years. He enjoyed driving school bus for the Saranac Lake Central School District for many years. He especially enjoyed working on old cars and boating.

He is survived by three sons: Donald (Barbara) Schmidt of Saranac Lake, Rick (Debbie) Schmidt of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Steven (Mickey) Schmidt of Saranac Lake; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his daughter Christine Ann Meclenburg and one sister, Barbara Ann Schmidt.

  Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. Funeral services will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family.

  Friends wishing to remember Ernest C. Schmidt may make memorial contributions to the Tri-Lakes Humane Society in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.