Jeffrey F. Schmeltz

Jeffrey F. Schmeltz, age 58 of New Milford, died Thursday, July 28th peacefully at his home surrounded by friends Diana and Karl Myers, and his dog, King. Jeff was born April 19, 1953 in Danbury.  Jeff is predeceased by his loving parents Clifford L. Schmeltz and Bette Ann (Schaub) Schmeltz, his sister Marilyn (Schmeltz) Bailey, and niece Susan Davidson and his best friend and canine companion Fred dog. He was a Graduate of Danbury High school in 1971 and the founder and former owner of Artistic Tile. Jeff is survived by his brothers Cliff and Ronnie Schmeltz, sister Cathy (Schmeltz) and her husband, Roland Fontaine, many cousins, nieces and nephews and his “goodest buddy” of two years his dog King (aka Bughead). When Jeff moved from Danbury to New Milford in 2001 he had little more than the clothes on his back and his companion of 20 years Fred Dog. Once established in his new town Jeff gave back to those who showed him kindness by serving as an overnight volunteer for the New Milford Homeless Shelter. Jeff may have come to New Milford with only one friend, his dog, but he leaves with a wealth of friends who are much more enriched by having known him. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday August 6, 2011 at Northville Baptist Church starting at 6PM. We would like to thank Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home of Danbury for their kindness in our time of grief. In lieu of flowers we request donations be made to The Town of New Milford Social Services Department at 40 Main Street, New Milford, CT 06776.

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