ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – It is with great sadness that Pace confirms the passing of Board Member and longtime Algonquin Village President John Schmitt. John died on Saturday, July 25. No further details are available at this time. A devoted family man, John is survived by his wife Cheryl and daughters Kim and Beth.
Schmitt, a Vietnam-era veteran and Pennsylvania native, spent his private-sector career in technology and management before turning his attention to public service full-time. He served as Algonquin’s Village President since 2002 and was recently appointed to the Pace Board of Directors to represent McHenry County.
"We are so sorry to hear about John's passing," offered Pace Chairman Rick Kwasneski. "During our short time together on Pace's Board of Directors it was clear that John was a dedicated public servant and an enthusiastic supporter of public transportation. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends."