Rochester, NY: February 18, 2022. Predeceased by his father Gene R. Schmidt ll, grandparents Gene R. Schmidt and James Marshall.
Survived by loving mother Robyn Langmaid(Samoni Sr.); siblings Gina Jillian, Jared, James, Dekota and Jackson, Step siblings Samoni Jr., Elijah and Cormoni; Beautiful nieces Gabryelle, Guilianna and Natalee; Grandmothers Norma Marshall and Betty Schmidt; Step Mother Michelle Feary; Aunts Ameka (Ron), Linda (Marc) and Uncle Charles (Shawn); several Aunts, Cousins and Good friend Seth Hollabaugh and his dad’s dog, Knox.
John was a brilliant man, he loved skate boarding back in the day and sustained many cankles, was a computer genius and at one time was a teaching assistant for a GED program…….Never judge a book by its cover or past reviews, Nimis cito in corde meo semper!
“Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on………..
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul……”
You have climbed the Stairway to Heaven my son…
See you on the other side
There will be no service and a private viewing will be held at family discretion
Memorial Contributions may be made in his name to the following:
Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions
To my dearest friend Robyn and her family: My prayers are with you! I remember all the fun times we had back in the day with all of our kids swimming, cooking out and enjoying a good bon fire. Now I guess John has joined my Derek and they will be having a Great time together, waiting for the rest of us to join them!! My heart is again breaking….
Much love to you and your family…I will be there in May…just not too sure what exactly I will be riding…perhaps a tricycle at the rate I am going
To Robin and entire family, my heart breaks for you all. I wish I had the words to take away your heartache. Thank heavens for your memories. I think of you all everyday. Much love to all.
My deepest sympathies to Robyn and family. Words come at a loss to comfort after a tragic loss like this. Please know you are in our prayers.
many thanks Jeremy
Thank you Laura, John always loved you…
Robin, I am so sorry. There is no words that that I can say but I am so sorry.
Thank you Amy
My deepest condolences, to you Robyn & your family🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Thank you Roxanne
My deepest condolences mi hermana del alma!! ♥️🙌🏽🙏🏽🕊🕊
mi querida hermana, este es un dolor que ninguna madre debe saber, mi corazón está destrozado
Sending my deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family in your time of need. May God give you the strength and healing that you need during this difficult time.
Thank you Anita
John was a dear friend of mine. A best friend even. We shared quite a few struggles together as young men however we shared a whole lot more laughs and good times. I gave John his first tattoo with a homemade tattoo gun. Silly i know but that was just the start of the stupidity and countless good times we shared.
We loved to skateboard together and we loved to play music together. John was a really good guitar player. Often he would stick me with the bass and have me sing songs and covers that were ridiculous just because he knew i would. I would usually make a fool of myself but it was worth the laughs. Me and John laughed a LOT. I am thankful for all the good times we shared and i only wish i could remember them better because there were so many of them.
John was a lot of things. Intelligent , funny , and talented in may ways. He was also a big pain in the ass sometimes. He was a tough guy with a good heart. We had our share of people wanting to start trouble with us for no good reason and there was nobody i would have rather had by my side through it. He was like the brother i never had.
His family was kind enough to take me into their home and give me a place to stay when i was barely an adult and had nowhere to go. I will forever be grateful for having him and his family in my life. My heart goes out to them all now. I wish i had been in New York more to spend more time with my good old friend. he will live on , in the memories we shared and i’ll remember you when i hear many songs and other reminders.
I wish i had a chance to come back to NY and spend more time with you all these years later in our lives. Even though i haven’t been around in years , i’m glad we kept in touch. I hope i get to see you again my friend. I hate goodbyes. So , ill see you later.
This is so beautifully written! It was hard to write, Thank you for this, he was so much more, yet people just did not know.
As long As I have a couch, you have a place to rest your head!