Peter K. Schmidt, a longtime resident of Sleepy Hollow died November 19, 2019 at the age of 83. Born in Dobbs Ferry on April 23, 1936, he was the son of Harold G. and Gladys Roberts Schmidt. Pete enjoyed growing up in Dobbs Ferry with his brothers and younger sister. Throughout his life he had a passion for cars and not only loved driving them but loved to tinker with them as well. After attending Dobbs Ferry schools, Pete enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served two tours as a torpedo man aboard the USS Nautilus and the USS Trout. He really enjoyed being on submarines and always had lots of stories to tell about his travels.
For many years, Pete served as manager of the Ferry House Mail Order Company which had been in Dobbs Ferry. Later he joined his partner Jeannie in Murray Frank’s in Tarrytown where they ran the business for many years. He had many interests including a love of ancient Egypt. He read everything he could about the civilization. More recently he enjoyed being an informal tour guide at the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow.
Pete is survived by Jeannie Galgano, his brother Warren (Ann) and his sister Evelyn (Frank) D’Eufemia and many nieces and nephews as well as Margaret, Scutchie, Bailey and Pawlie. He was predeceased by his brothers Harold and Stephen.
Visitation will be at Coffey Funeral Home on Friday from 4PM to 8 PM with a service at 7PM.
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