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Gert Schmidt

1939 - May 15, 2014

Gert Schmidt, 74, passed away in his home on May 15, 2014. Gert was an adoring father, grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend. Born in 1939 in Oberstdorf, Germany to Hermann and Ruth Schmidt, he was raised in Tubingen, Germany before serving 2 years as an engineer in the German Merchant Marines. Gert immigrated to New York in 1962 where he married Judy Culp and had two daughters, Victoria and Vanessa. The family moved to Aspen in 1978 where Gert began his career as an electrician and started his business, Nurealm Electric. Gert was a passionate, lifelong skier. He worked as a professional ski instructor with the Snowmass Ski School from 1983 to the present. Gert was also an active dancer, cyclist and sailor and loved riding his motorcycle. Gert is survived by his daughters Victoria (Vicky) and Vanessa, his grandson Bode Gert Crawford, his granddaughter Maisy Rose Crawford, his brothers Udo and Harald Schmidt, his ex-wife and close friend Judy Schmidt and numerous nieces and nephews. Gert was pre-deceased by his parents, Hermann and Ruth Schmidt and his brother Horst.

A celebration of Gert’s life will be held at the Treehouse in Snowmass Village on Tuesday, May 27th starting at 3pm. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, The Gert Schmidt Memorial Education Fund has been established to support the higher education of Gert’s current and future grandchildren. Donations can be made in person at any Alpine Bank or by mail to Alpine Bank Carbondale, 0350 Highway #133 Carbondale, CO 81623 Attn: Teller.


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