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Edward C. SchmidtEdward C. Schmidt
(December 2, 1941 - September 22, 2014)

The Reverend Edward C. Schmidt, on September 22, 2014, of Deptford, formerly of Runnemede. Age 72.


Beloved husband of 50 years of Patricia A. (nee Taylor). Devoted father of Marc A. and his wife Michelle. Loving grandfather of Tyler, Sherry, Selena and Marc E. Schmidt. Dear brother of Dorothy Shields of Deptford, NJ and Karen Schmidt of Charlottesville, VA.

Rev. Schmidt was pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Runnemede for 20 years. When he semi-retired he became the interim pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Springfield, NJ, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Holmdel, NJ, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Wildwood, NJ and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Audubon, NJ.

Pastor Schmidt was also the chaplain of the Runnemede Fire Dept.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation from 5 to 8pm Sunday eve and 9:30 to 10:30am Monday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 E. Clements Bridge Rd., Runnemede, NJ 08078.

Funeral Service 11am Monday in church.

Interment private.

Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pastor Schmidt’s memory to Trinity Lutheran Church at the above address or to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 325 S. White Horse Pk., Audubon, NJ 08106.

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