Richard W. Schmeltz, 86

Richard W. Schmeltz, 86

Richard W. Schmeltz, age 86 of Lynn, died peacefully at his home, with his family at his side, on Friday July 5, 2019. He was the husband of the late Mary (Willford) Schmeltz, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.

Born and raised in New York, he was the son of the late Francis and Rose (Beck) Schmeltz. He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during the Korean War. During his time in the service he met his future wife, while on leave in Boston, after they wed they settled in Lynn.

Many years ago, Richard had worked at the Charlestown Naval Shipyard. He was a member of the DAV Chapter 84, Salem. He enjoyed fishing, metal detecting, playing cards with his friends, and trips to Foxwoods.

Richard is survived by four daughters; Gail Bresnahan and her husband Jim, Linda Tague and her husband Brenden, Ann Kurth, and Jean Hogan, as well as eight grandchildren, and four great -grandchildren.

Service information: A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Solimine Funeral Homes 426 Broadway (RTE129), Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Memorial Visitation 12-2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to DAV Chapter 84, 95 Derby Street Salem, MA 01970. Directions and guestbook at

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