ORONO - David G. Kleinschmidt, 58, died peacefully Friday, April 20, 2012, in Orono. David was born June 8, 1953, in Winchester, Mass., the son of Robert and Elizabeth Kleinschmidt. He graduated from Maine Central Institute with the class of 1971. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy from 1974 to 1978 as an electronic warfare technician. He graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He went on to receive his master's degree from the University of Maine, Orono, in 1983. He worked as an engineering application programmer before returning to the University and becoming their network administrator for their civil and mechanical engineering department. He was a talented sculptor and builder. He enjoyed time away at Mount Desert Island; sailing, hiking and reading books on his favorite porch hammock. He loved being a father to his children and was a member of United Baptist Church, Orono. He is survived by his children, David Kleinschmidt of Rochester, N.Y., Stephanie Kleinschmidt of Tempe, Ariz., and Jeffrey Kleinschmidt of Glenburn; friend and mother of his children, Susan McGarry of Glenburn; brothers, Robert Kleinschmidt Jr. and wife, Caroline, of Redmond, Wash., and Mark Kleinschmidt and wife, Nijole, of Oakland; sister, Martha Reifschneider and husband, David, of Silver Spring, Md.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield. A committal service with military honors will be held at Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield. Friends are welcome to return to the funeral home for a time of gathering after the committal. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in David's memory to fund ongoing research into the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease at http://act.alz.org/goto/david.kleinschmidt. Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield. To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
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Published in BDN Maine on April 23, 2012