James Howard Schmidt

July 24, 1950 - February 23, 2014

James Howard Schmidt

July 24, 1950 - February 23, 2014


Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jim passed away suddenly February 23rd due to an accident near his home. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa on July 24, 1950. He will be greatly missed by his family. He is survived by his wife Susan and their two children, Ali and Matt, his sister Judy Schmidt, brother Fred Schmidt and nieces & nephews. Jim was a good father and wonderful husband. He was our rock and we all turned to him for almost anything and everything. He and Susan were married for 37 years. Jim and family moved to Bellingham 14 years ago from Edmonds, WA. The whole family enjoyed the slower pace of Bellingham and all the great friends they have made. After graduating from PLU in 1972, Jim entered the field of social work and became a counselor in juvenile institutions for the State of Washington. He enjoyed a second career as a real estate appraiser and developed recognized expertise in appraising large condominium projects. At the time of his death, Jim was working as a Senior Systems Analyst for Providence Health and Services. He loved his job. He was analytical, careful and precise by nature and so enjoyed the trouble shooting, problem solving aspects of his work. Jim loved sports and seemed to always know almost every statistic in every sport. We will dearly miss his calm spirit, patient demeanor, dry sense of humor and wide range of knowledge on so many subjects. The steady and unwavering support of all those he loved will be cherished dearly.

Farewell Tribute Information

Jim’s celebration of life, for family and friends, will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Moles Farewell Tributes, Bellingham, WA. Donations Information

Remembrances may be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellingham.

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23 responses to James Howard Schmidt

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  1. To Jim’s Family: I had the honor of working closely with Jim on the PMG Monroe new building project this past year. Jim had a great sense of humor, never lost sight of the important things in life (family) while doing an amazingly detailed job. Jim was an amazing individual who will be greatly missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Dear Susan, Ali, and Matt,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do, anytime.

    Much love to all of you,

    Tish and Joe

  3. Jim was a wonderful colleague: kind, thoughtful, and with a great sense of humor. He was very patient, and always looked at potential solutions to the challenges we face at work. He was a wonderful mentor to new analysts, and we could always count on him for whatever our team needed. I know we will all miss him so much.

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