Chev. James (Jim) Anthony Wallace Schmelzer
Canyon Lake, Tx
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, October 12, 1935 to Thelma Fox Schmelzer and Anthony Schmelzer Jr., Jim Schmelzer died peacefully in the afternoon on March 28, 2009 of cancer after a long illness. He leaves no immediate family but many, many good friends. Jim was an active Council Member of the Clan Wallace Society Worldwide, a member of The St. Andrew Society of Baltimore, a Knight in the Order of Sao Teatonio, and a Knight Commander in the Priory of St. James of Jerusalem of the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem; also known as the Knights Templar.
Jim got his bachelor’s degree from University of Arkansas; Masters from Northern Illinois in DeKalb and worked on his PhD at the University of Maryland at College park; he then taught Art and Art History in Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, and retired from Montgomery County, MD. He loved life, cooking, dining, theater, his friends, and all things Scottish. We will miss you Jim.
A memorial service was held at 10:00AM Saturday April, 18, 2009 at St. John Neuman Church, 620 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD.
In lieu of flowers, he asked you to contribute to your favorite school or environmental group, such as The Nature Conservancy or The Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
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