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Obituary: Schmidt, Margaret Guy


Ming Yee Chen

Schmidt, Margaret Guy

Margaret Guy Schmidt (85) of Laurel, MD died on July 5, 2021. She was born on June 9, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan. She came to College Park, MD to join the rifle team at the University of MD. She was the first woman at UMCP to receive an athletic varsity letter for rifle shooting. Margaret received her bachelor's degree in Education from UMCP. On the rifle team she met her future husband, John D. Schmidt. They were married on October 18, 1958. Margaret taught in Beltsville for 50 years as a reading specialist. She was active in the Beltsville garden club; and was a founding member of the Dodge Brother's antique automobile club. She is survived by her husband, John; her son Scott; daughter-in-law Debbie; daughter Cynthia; and her grandchildren Alexander and Yelena Schmidt. Visitation was scheduled at Borgwardt Funeral Home, Beltsville, MD on Friday, July 30, 2021 from 5-8pm. Funeral Service was scheduled at St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Church, Laurel, MD on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 10am. Interment follows immediately at St. Mary's cemetery. www.borgwardt.com

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