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“I am so sorry that Ralph is gone so soon. I know you had many wonderful, happy years together. It doesn't seem that long ago that he was making...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Alice Walker - Orem, UT - Friend

“Prayers and hugs to you and your family. I remember when he spoke about you at your retirement. True testament of his love for you. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Courtney Conley - Macomb, MI

“Rebecca and family,So saddened to hear of Ralph's passing. It has been many years since we shared fun and enjoyable times together. Time may pass but...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Gary & Pamela France - Washington, UT

“Sorry you lost Ralph, Rebecca. Sorry you lost your dad you kids. I remember him being so involved in your lives. He was such a tease. I wish I head...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Kris Day - Idaho Falls, ID

“Sorry to hear. He was a great. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Catherine Brock - Warren, MI

“We lost a great man this week way too early.My relationship with the Schmitt family started out as an acquaintance at church and a home teaching...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Jim & Tracey Perry - MI

“My heart is with your family. Mr. Schmitt had such a great sense of humor. He was intense but also loved his wife and children intensely! I was...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Michelle Chowan - Macomb, MI

“We are very saddened by your loss. Such a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Debra & James Machin - Macomb, MI

“We are so saddened by the loss of a great family friend. I have nothing but fond memories of Brother Schmitt. We love this family and our hearts are...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Jessi Tatoris-Rogers - Clarkston, MI

“Rebecca & Family, We love & miss you, and were saddened to learn of Ralph's passing. Our 45 years of friendship are filled with so many amazing...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Alan & Laurie Johnson - Lehi, UT

“Dear Rebecca and family,We are shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of Ralph. We pray that your faith and happy memories will comfort you now and...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Charles Whitaker - UT

“We fondly remember Brother Schmitt and leave our prayers and good thoughts for his family. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Cynthia Hill Guild - Wyoming, MI

“I will always remember Ralph what a wonderful person I would always look for him and Rebecca to see if they were sitting in the back row of the...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Beverly Robida - Sterling Heights, MI


SCHMITT, RALPH LEO Age 69, died May 10th, 2017. He was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania on December 24th, 1947. Ralph was the second oldest of five boys who loved adventure and one another. Ralph is survived by his sweetheart Rebecca, and his seven children, Douglas(Amy), CathyAnn(Jared), Jennifer(Nick), David(Suzanne), Nancy(Chris), Tom(Michelle) and Shari(Bryce) as well as 27 1/2 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Tom, Frank and Don Schmitt. Ralph was married for 45 years to the absolute love of his life, Rebecca Hales. Together they created a beautiful family where he served as a devoted father and husband leaving a lifetime of precious memories. Ralph was a dedicated professor at Macomb Community College and also at Walsh College. He was an engaging teacher who had a positive influence on the lives of thousands of students. He loved planning trips and exploring new places. He has visited all 50 states as well as three continents. His trip binders were unparalleled. Ralph was also a stalwart member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was extremely generous with his time and talents and resources. He enjoyed serving others and has left a legacy of goodness. He will be missed by many. Funeral Monday Instate 10:00am at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2784 E. Square Lake Rd. (btw. Dequindre & John R.) until time of Service at 11:00am. Donations are welcome to Humanitarian Service c/o LDS Philanthropies. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com