Schmidt, Joan R.

Closter, NJ

Joan R. Schmidt, 86, of Park Ridge, joined her parents on June 18, 2021. Joan was born in Jersey City and grew up in Ridgefield Park. She was lifetime friends with her high school group the “Gnomes.” She was a brilliant woman with no formal training who ran multiple companies, which she and her husband started and bought. She did this as she raised her family of five children in Closter. Her love for her children and their children was unconditional.

She is survived by her sister, Geri Sperduto and children; Barry (Paula), Carl, John (Dorothy) and Lyn. She was Grandma to 12 and Great Grandma to 15. She is predeceased by her nephew Seth and son Richard.

A service will be held at St. Andrew’s Church in Harrington Park on June 23rd at 10am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Church.