Frank William Schmidt, 66, of Fort Myers Beach passed away Jan. 18, 2009 at Healthpark Hospital after a long bout with cancer.
Frank was in the U.S. Navy for four years where he went to Vietnam. He also worked in the Man-Space program for Nasa for six years. Frank then worked in the oil fields for Eastman-Whipstock Corp. for 14 years where he was manager in Southeast Asia and Division Manager in Eastern Africa. Upon return to the United States in 1984, Frank and his family settled in Fort Myers Beach. He then worked for Caribbean Beach Club for fifteen years.
Frank will be buried at sea with military honors by the U.S Coast Guard. The ceremony will be closed to family members only.
He is survived by his wife MaryAnn Schmidt, his son Aaron Schmidt and grandson Jacob Schmidt.