The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

March 29, 2014

Merceda Schmidt

Star Beacon

ERIE, Pa. — Merceda Schmidt, age 61, of Erie, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born Dec. 25, 1952, in Conneaut, she was the daughter of Peter and Merceda (Sauline) Michelini. Merceda graduated from Conneaut High School class of 1971 and attended Villa Maria College. On Sept. 15, 1973, she married Thomas Schmidt in Saint Francis Cabrini Church.

Mrs. Schmidt was a floor supervisor at the United States Post office on E. 38th St. in Erie; she enjoyed bowling, reading, dancing, theatre, and traveling with friends.

Survivors include her husband, Tom Schmidt of Erie; daughter, Victoria (Jason) Thompson of Centerville Ohio; son, Vaughn Schmidt of Youngstown, Ohio; brothers, Michael (Linda) Michelini of North Kingsville and Peter (Cecelia) Michelini of Modesto, Ca.; sisters, Rosemary (Anthony) Guerriero of Ashtabula and Mary Michelini of Parma Heights; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1o a.m., Monday, March 31st, in Saint Frances Cabrini Church in Conneaut, with Fr. Philip Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery in Conneaut.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, at GUERRIERO FUNERAL HOME, 1550 W. 19th St., Ashtabula Ohio 44004 (440) 964-3062.

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