Wolfgang Schmidt passed away August 8, 2019, at the age of 87. Although he commonly introduced himself as “Wolfgang without the fiddle and not the famous chef either,” he was a Camarillo specialty print shop owner and dabbled in commercial real estate.
Wolfgang was born in Ulm, Germany on September 15, 1931. He lost both of his parents by the young age of 17, yet developed himself through trade school as a compositor and Linotype operator. He was a perfectionist with design, correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. In 1955, he bravely moved to Canada to broaden his Linotype career throughout Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. In 1958, Wolfgang married Waltraud Stübing, his “schnuky” partner who he met at a German dance in Saskatchewan. They moved to California and opened their typesetting and printing shop. Soon after, Wolfgang and Waltraud welcomed their daughter “Putzelina” Ramona.
A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, an avid workaholic, Wolfgang enjoyed sailing and gardening while always entertained by the company of his fur ball dogs by his side. Throughout his life he always kept a positive attitude and expressed himself through his endless and quirky jokes. Even during his last hospitalization, Wolfgang, a non drinker, would request for the nurses to accompany his medication with a swig of tequila. His presence will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and community.
Wolfgang is survived by his wife Waltraud, daughter Ramona, and his grandsons Vincenzo and Wolfgang.
...Family in the care of Erin Arteaga, Funeral Director
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