Thomas Paul Schmitt Jr., 76, retired dental technician and inventor of the Virginia Partial

Thomas Paul Schmitt Jr.
Thomas Paul Schmitt Jr.

Thomas Paul Schmitt Jr., 76, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. He is the oldest of seven children born to Thomas P. Schmit Sr. and Ellen O’Donnell Schmitt.

He is survived by his siblings, Michael H. Schmitt, George N. Schmitt, David A. Schmitt, Catherine M. Schmitt and Charles A. Schmitt; son, Brian Schmitt; grandson, Collin Schmitt; and granddaughter, Emma Schmitt. He was preceded in death by a brother, John M. Schmitt.

Thomas was born Oct. 5, 1943, in San Francisco. He graduated from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach. He worked at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Lab One in Norfolk as a certified dental technician before retiring after a 50-year career in the industry. He was the inventor of the Virginia Partial, which has become the “partial of choice” in the dental industry. He was a Christian and a devoted member of OV Church.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach.

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