Larry Ray Schmidt

  • Born: September 5, 1950
  • Died: February 21, 2014
  • Location: Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Donohue Funeral Homes, Inc.

43 W Lancaster Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
Tel. (610) 269-3080

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Brother and Uncle

Message From The Family

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Larry Ray Schmidt of Morgantown passed away suddenly on Friday, February 21, 2014. He was 63 years old.
Born and raised in Hampton, Virginia, he was the son of the late Emil Schmidt and May Schmidt.
He lived in the Downingtown, Coatesville, and Morgantown areas for over 40 years.
Larry was the evening manager at Stauffer's Market (formerly Cropper's) in Guthriesville (Downingtown) for 38 years. He was truly dedicated to his profession and was well known by so many of Stauffer's shoppers.
He also enjoyed his trips to the Atlantic City casinos.
Larry was the brother of John Schmidt of Adamstown, PA, and Kathy Deans of Hampton, VA, who will miss him greatly, as will their spouses and children.
The family is inviting Larry's friends and co-workers to join them on Thursday, February 27, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Donohue Funeral Home, 43 West Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335, 610-269-3080 to share stories and memories about Larry and his life.
Interment will be in Hampton, Virginia.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Our family truly loved Larry. He gave so much to the store and to my father Bob Cropper. My sympathy to all of you at the store who were so close to Larry and worked each day with him all these years. I'm sure you all miss him very much.

Posted by Joan Cropper Matthews - Downingtown, PA - Friend   March 06, 2014

Worked with Larry many years ago at croppers # 2 a good friend many weekends playing poker;

Bless you RIP

Ernie Cozzone Jr

Posted by Ernie Cozzone Jr. - Downingtown, PA - Friend   March 05, 2014

Our family was shocked and saddened to hear of Larry's passing. He was always very happy to help you find things and always had a smile on his face.We have been shopping at Croppers (Staufers) for 26 years and we will surely miss him.

Posted by The Hanrahan Family - Glenmoore, PA   March 05, 2014

My family and I were so saddened to hear about Larry's passing. We are frequent shopper's at Stauffer's (Croppers) and were always greeted by Larry's friendly smile and hello. He paid special attention to the kids asking them how they were and offering them cookies. You could just see what a kind and gentle man he was.
Peace and Blessings

Posted by Tina Karpinski - Downingtown, PA - shopper   March 02, 2014

I just learned of Larry's passing yesterday and was absolutely shocked. Larry didn't know me by name, but he new me from the last 15 years shopping at Croppers. He never wore any expression but a smile - and that was contagious! He apparently took great joy in his work, and in helping others. My prayers are with the family and friends Larry left behind - that God's presence will be felt during this trial in your lives. Rest peacefully, Larry.

Posted by Jim Thomas - Downingtown, PA - "Cropper shopper"   March 02, 2014

My husband and I Were so saddened to hear of the passing of Larry. We knew him from Croppers. We both will miss our conversations with Larry. He was always pleasant and helpful, was truly one of a kind. Our prayers are with the family God bless you and keep you.
May his soul rest in peace
Peace and Blessings

Posted by Richard & Patricia Lawrence - Downingtown, PA - Customers   March 02, 2014


Larry, you will be missed. A friend at Cropper's for as long as you worked there. Will miss our friendly chats over the years. Your friend, Tom Rowles

Posted by Lorraine Rowles - coatesville, PA - friend/Tom Rowles   February 26, 2014

Larry was a great friend and coworker. The store will not be the same without him.he is already missed so very much. we love you larry may you rest in peace.

Posted by jackie pierce - honeybrook, PA - friend   February 26, 2014

Our condolences to the Schmidt family, he has been a great friend when I worked at croppers but especially he always gave my children cookies and cheese when they came in even when they were grown they have such fond memories of him and he even got to give cheese and cookies to my grandson. So it has been a 26 long year tradition. May God bless your family. Thank you larry for blessing our lives and for letting us get to know you.
Diane Eversmeyer, Joshua Eversmeyer, Lindsey Mercer, and Karson Mercer

Posted by Diane Eversmeyer - Beavertown, PA - Friend   February 26, 2014


I was so saddened to hear of Mr. Larry's untimely passing he was a VERY pleasant man ,I only knew him from shopping at Croppers but he was always so eager to help if you had any concerns.He will be TRULY missed by MANY. GOD Bless you Mr.Larry R.I.P.

Posted by sue mace - coatesville, PA - friend   February 26, 2014

To the Schmidt family and friends, our sincerest condolences and prayers for you. I have known Larry for many years and he was always a kind, sweet and gentle man. i cannot imagine how it will be to not see his smiling face when I shop at the store. When I told my little girl that Mr. Larry had gone to Heaven she asked "Will I see him again someday?" I assured her that she most certainly would. She asked "And will he have a cookie for me?" And I am sure he will. God bless you Larry - we will miss you.
Leona DeVore and Gracie

Posted by Leona DeVore - Downingtown, PA - friend   February 26, 2014

My prayers and thoughts are with all of youat this sad time.Loving memories, Ann

Posted by Ann Bailey - Pennington Gap, VA - cousin   February 25, 2014

To the Schmidt Family I am so sorry to hear about Larry. The Clements Family LOVED Larry and made our trips to Croppers for many yrs actually very enjoyable to be greeted by Larry with a welcoming smile on his face. And a caring man he was. Helped my parents when they were unable to no longer drive themselves to Croppers out of kindness Larry now and then when he could pick up dad or mom and take them to Croppers so they could shop. And he loved giving out them cookies! We will miss Larry - Heaven had just received an remarkable man. Winona

Posted by Winona - Downingtown, PA - friend   February 25, 2014

To the Schmidt Family
We are sorry to hear about Larry. I wish I could put on paper how I feel. That is one of the bad things about growing older. Losing Family and friends. Larry you were loved while were on this earth and now you can be our guardian angel and watch over us. Love and God Bless

Posted by VI AND PAUL SULZBERGER - PHOEBUS, VA - COUSEN   February 25, 2014

John and Kathy: It is always difficult to have a loved one die at such an early age. I want you to know I will be praying for all of you. May God comfort and bless each of you.

Posted by Rev Roy Corbin - Forest, VA - 1st. Cousin   February 24, 2014

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