William Schmitz Jr.

Obituary of William N. Schmitz Jr.

Cohoes – William (Butch) N. Schmitz, Jr., 73, of Cohoes passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 after a long illness. Born and educated in Albany, he was the son of the late William N. and Patricia Fitzgerald Schmitz, Sr. Butch was a press operator for Honeywell Bendix in Green Island for 30 years. Beloved husband of Diane Jablonowski Schmitz of Cohoes. Father of Ed Schmitz (Hilary) of Ballston Lake and the late Bill Schmitz, survived by his wife Colleen Schmitz of Clifton Park, grandfather of Amanda (Josh) Marks, Nicole Schmitz, Cassie Schmitz and Maddie Schmitz and great grandfather of Nicholas and Colin Marks. Brother of Ann Marie Lee, Jack (Judy) Schmitz, Bob (Nancy) Schmitz and Ray (Diane) Schmitz and the late Patricia Brunk. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Relatives and friends may call at the DUFRESNE FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 216 Columbia Street, Cohoes on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 4 to 6pm. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Waterford Rural Cemetery.
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