Dorothy Schmitt

SCHMITT, Dorothy Jean Schafer, of Vienna, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Fairfax Hospital.

Originally from Wheeling, WV, she moved to Northern Virginia in 1961 with her loving husband of 58 years, Paul E. Schmitt.

Dorothy’s life was selflessly dedicated to her faith, family and friends. She was happiest spending time with her children and grandchildren, providing love and support of their respective hopes and dreams. She spent many years donating her time and talent to the Fair Oaks Hospital Thrift Shop.

She is survived by her loving husband; four sons, Keith of Schenectady and Chautauqua, NY, Thomas (Carol) of Warrenton, VA, Mark (Jennifer) of Oakton, VA, and David (Lisa) of Ashburn, VA. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Ann Huffner.

The family will receive friends at St. Mark Catholic Church, 9970 Vale Rd., Vienna, Virginia on Wednesday, April 9 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 10 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Heart Association.

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