William J. Schmitt, 88, of Wakefield, RI, passed away January 8, 2016.

Born in Union City, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Herman and Irma (Von Chermitsky) Schmitt.

Mr. Schmitt was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Schmitt was a Chemical Engineer for Olin Firearms in New Haven, CT and then for American Cyanamid Company before retiring.

He was a CT state target champion, an avid outdoorsman and dog lover. Was a member of the Second Company Governors Foot Guard, VFW, and Ammonoosuc Valley Fish & Game Club.

He is survived by his children Paul S. Schmitt and his wife Mary Beth of Narragansett, RI Patricia Cuzino and her husband Joseph of Milford, CT, Carl T. Schmitt and his wife Kathy of Wakefield, RI and Marie F. Martin of Newburyport, MA; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday January 13th from 9:30-11:30 am followed by a funeral service at Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia St, Wakefield, RI. Burial with military honors will follow in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. For guestbook and condolences averystortifuneralhome.com.