Former California resident Robert Stanton Schmidt 98, died Dec. 2, 2020, at CelesteCare in Fredericksburg, Texas.\r\n\r\nDue to Covid-19 restrictions, no service will be held at this time.\r\n\r\nMr. Schmidt was born June 15, 1922, in Oakland, California to Herbert Otto and Mary Louise Schmidt. He survived the Polio virus when he was 5 years old, and later saved the life of his best friend who had also contracted Polio, by giving him a blood transfusion.\r\n\r\n"Bob" worked in a steel mill doing engineering drafting during part of WWII. He attended UC Berkeley studying engineering and worked for over 50 years in marketing and engineering.\r\n\r\nHe loved hiking in Yosemite and once sat on top of Half Dome with his father. Bob was an avid car guy. He rebuilt, raced and restored Morgans and had the honor of showing his 1938 Morgan at Pebble Beach Concourse de Elegance.\r\n\r\nHe died from the Covid-19 Virus, just before vaccines were available, having survived the Polio virus before vaccines were available.\r\n\r\nHe is preceded in death by his wife, Zoraida " Sunny", and his eldest son, William,"Bill".\r\n\r\nHe is survived by his daughter, Mary Petty and grandson Matt Petty, his daughter Roberta and his daughter Louise Deerfield. He is also survived by his son Don from Maryland and his son Peter and granddaughter Paloma who live in Fredericksburg.\r\n\r\nHe was a great father and husband and we love and miss him dearly.\r\n\r\nCondolences may be sent to 106 S. Lincoln Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, the family would love to have donations sent to Fredericksburg Food Bank to help families during the Covid-19 Pandemic.