Schmitt, R. James, Clermont, FL, Formerly of Saginaw, MI

Barbara P. Frost

R. James Schmitt, 53, passed away Friday, November 5, 2010. Jim was born on April 25, 1957 in Saginaw, MI, the son of Rudolf and Beverly Schmitt. He was a resident of Clermont for the past 21 years. Jim worked at Disney World as a manager in labor operations and previously worked as an editor for his father's newspaper, The Township Times, Saginaw Township, MI. He was a Christian. Jim is survived by his wife, Shari; daughters, Kristi and Shannon of Clermont; mother, Beverly Schmitt of Clermont and sister, Karen Losee of Lake Orion, MI. Predeceased by his father, Rudolf Schmitt. Becker Funeral Home is serving the family. A Celebration of Jim's life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 11 at Becker Funeral Home in Clermont, FL with Pastor Renaut Van Der Riet officiating. There has been an account set-up for Kristi and Shannon's education. Funds are being handled by Suntrust Bank.