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SCHMID, Walter E.

SCHMID, Walter E.

SCHMID - Walter E. June 8, 1929 - March 28, 2018, passed away peacefully at the age of 88, husband of 34 years to Nancy Elwood Schmid; brother of June Schmid Derjue; dear father of Laurie Schmid Meotti and the late Wayne (Julie) Schmid; loving grandfather of Christopher Schmid, Morgan Meotti, Melissa Meotti, Steven Schmid and Samantha Schmid; brother-in-law of Betty Jane Owen. There will be no prior visitation. Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorials may be made in Walter's memory to a charity of your choice. Walter was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, College of Engineering and received his Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of West Virginia. He was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Walter served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. After serving in the Army, while working at McMullen, a local engineering firm, in June of 1959, together with James Meyers, Walter founded Chemical Design, Inc. Lockport, NY. The company specialized in purification of gases and liquids, using molecular sieve and other catalysts. Mr. Schmid developed many new processes for commercial plants that are still in use today. One of these technologies was a jump forward in safety and reliability for air separation plants. Another of these technologies is critical for growing silicon for the use in solar cells and computer chips. Arrangements by AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC. Please share your condolences at

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