Elgin Matthew Schmidt II

December 18, 1957May 24, 2015
Obituary of Elgin Matthew Schmidt II
Elgin Matthew “Matt” Schmidt II passed away on May 24, 2015 in San Jose, California at the age of 57. Matt is survived by his wife Dawn, two step-sons Joshua Lorius (Ashley Stauffacher) of Ben Lomond, CA and Travis Lorius of San Jose, CA; his parents Elbert and Lenora Schmidt of Rochelle, TX; sister Cheryl Schmidt (husband Jack) of Newell, SD; and brother Mark Schmidt (wife Wendi) and nephew Mason Schmidt of Fort Worth, TX. He is also survived by his dogs Bella and Riley. Matt was born on December 18, 1957 in Fredericksburg, TX. He graduated as Valedictorian from Harper High School in Texas. He enlisted in the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1977. Matt earned his Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University while enlisted. He earned his commission in the USAF in 1987 and retired as Captain in 1992. In 1999 he married Dawn Lorius. For the last 11 years he worked as a Senior Software Engineer for PayPal in San Jose, CA. Matt enjoyed spending time with his family, taking the dogs for walks, reading, watching movies, and walking among the redwoods. A visitation service is scheduled for Saturday, May 30th at Lima Family Mortuary in Santa Clara, CA with family present from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be at 5:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Fredericksburg, TX.

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