JAN. 23, 1948-MARCH 1, 2009
WOODBINE, Md. - Lewis Duke Schmidt, 61, of Woodbine, died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at his home.
Born Jan. 23, 1948, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lewis Richard and Julia Flohr Schmidt.
He was the husband of Eileen Joyce Kazer Schmidt of Woodbine.
He served four years in the U.S. Navy as part of Operation Deep Freeze.
He had been a maintenance mechanic for the Howard County government for many years.
He was a member of the Mason Dixon Umpires Association for over 30 years, umpiring Baltimore-area high school baseball. He also umpired recreational leagues, college, semi-pro and the Orioles Fantasy Camp. He had been a basketball official for 10 years for Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Carroll County schools, and Carroll County recreational leagues. He was a football official for five years in both Frederick and Carroll counties. He created the umpire training program at Sykesville Little League. Two generations of youth learned the love of the game from "Big Lew," as he was affectionately known.