George Joseph SCHMIDT

June 28, 1958March 19, 2021

George Joseph Schmidt, age 62 of Homer Glen passed away Friday, March 19, 2021. He was born on June 28, 1958 in Hinsdale, Illinois to the late Henry and Edna Schmidt.

George held a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois. He worked at Lucent Technologies for 25 years, and then became a High School Computer Science Teacher at Hancock High School in Chicago.

George is survived by his wife, Suzanne (Yocom) Schmidt of Homer Glen, Illinois; children: Christopher Schmidt of Fort Myers, Florida, Julia Schmidt of Lemont. Illinois, Reid (Jennifer) Schmidt of Lockport, Illinois, Mary Schmidt of Lockport, Illinois, Gregory Schmidt of Eugene, Oregon, Luke Schmidt of Homer Glen, Illinois, and Annie Schmidt of Homer Glen, Illinois; sister: the late Dorothy Mitrenga, brother: Charles (Cindy) Schmidt of Elburn, Illinois; 2 grandchildren: Nikolas Motisi and Grayson Schmidt.

Private memorial services will be held Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Blake-Lamb Funeral Home in Lisle, Illinois with Rev. Joseph Mulcrone officiating. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Schmidt family.


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George Joseph SCHMIDT

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GLoria Razga Houseman

April 8, 2021

I am deeply saddened by George's passing and extend my heartfelt condolences to his family. We were fellow AP CS Principles table leaders during the AP Readings in the summer of 2018 and 2019. George always had a smile on his face and a great sense of humor. I admired his outlook on life, his dedication to computer science and education, and his love for his family. I feel so honored for our paths to have crossed. He will definitely be missed.

Susan Beckenham

April 8, 2021

I am so sad to learn of George's passing. He was always such a cheerful, happy person. He was an excellent educator, and I am so honored to get to know him through the AP readings on Kansas City.

Mark Emry

April 8, 2021

I was elbow partners with George during the last in person, AP Reading. It was an honor getting to know him that year. I knew his students were in good hands with him as their teacher. He will be missed.

Jenn Blalock

April 8, 2021

I’m so so sorry for your loss! George was amazing, his face lit up telling stories of his career and family. I remember him sharing his adventures moving jobs and loving computer science. He was so gentle, compassionate, caring and emanated positivity. He will be missed. Know that his legacy will live on in the hearts of many. I only knew him a short time scoring AP exams but I cannot forget his impact. Wishing you happy thoughts when thinking of him, hugs from afar.

Deborah Kariuki

April 7, 2021

George was a wonderful teacher, facilitator and a friend.

Praying for his friends and families at this difficult time.
May he rest in peace.

Here is another picture of George and I as facilitators for WeTeach AP CS Principles in 2018. What a wonderful person he was.

Yvonne Houy

April 7, 2021

George's witty and gentle soul was always a balm to me at every training and summit we both participated in. He will be missed. My heart goes out to his loved ones.

Deborah Kariuki

April 7, 2021

George was a wonderful person and facilitator. The last time I was with George was in Dallas 2018 when we facilitated AP CSP. We had a good time and it was just wonderful to have a partner like George. He shared his resources with me and took all the initiative to do most of the todo list for our team.

May he rest in peace and may his wonderful memories give all those who love him comfort know that he lived a wonderful life and made a difference in so many teachers. He will be deeply missed.

Jessica Jarboe

April 7, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear the news of George's passing. I had the pleasure of working with George at several Computer Science Teaching events. He enjoyed having conversations and connecting with fellow teachers.
Jessica Jarboe

Tina Boyle Whyte

April 7, 2021

George was our lead facilitator in Philadelphia in 2017. It was a pleasure having him work with us in Philadelphia as we worked to figure out how we navigated this CS Principles facilitator work. I am saddened by his passing.

My prayers go out to the family.

Renata Mietus

March 26, 2021

I was a senior at John Hancock High School the year that Mr. Schmidt came on board. He quickly became one of my absolute favorite teachers as I was lucky enough to have been registered for his class. My classmates and I often looked forward to computer class and even dropped in in between passing periods to say hi and chat.

Many years later, I still utilize the skills that Mr. Schmidt has taught me. I can say that his effective and interesting style of teaching made class engaging and fun! Most importantly, Mr. Schmidt applied the care and compassion that inner city kids have so desperately needed and he didn't give up hope on us.

I am saddened by Mr. Schmidt's passing and extend my deepest condolences. He was always quick with a smile and his warm presence will truly be missed.