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Mark Charles Schmidt, 65, Bridgeport Resident

Mark Charles Schmidt
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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Mark Charles Schmidt, a former 911 operator for the City of Bridgeport, died Saturday, Jan. 9, at St. Vincent's Medical Center. He was 65.

He was a son, brother, uncle and friend. A lifelong resident of Bridgeport, he was born Nov. 23, 1950, at the same moment as the Central/Harding football kickoff on Thanksgiving Day. Not surprising this led to a lifelong interest in football. He especially celebrated and commiserated the wins and losses of his favorite team, the NY Giants. He enjoyed Don Rickles and Rodney Dangerfield and loved to quote funny lines from many comedies he enjoyed.

He attended St. Patrick's, St. Andrews and Central High School. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy and later spent over 20 years in public service as an EMS operator with the Bridgeport Fire Department. He retired in 2012. For the past few years, he battled numerous medical issues.

He is survived by his parents, Dorothy and Elmer Schmidt; his sister, Mary Doyle and her husband, Gary; and his nephew Matt Doyle and niece Colleen Doyle, all of Round Rock, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Redgate – Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut, 501 George St., New Haven, CT 06511.

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