River Region United Way's Hank Schmitt passes away

Posted by: Mario Hendricks - bio | email

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The River Region United Way's most well known figure, Hank Schmitt, lost his battle with congestive heart failure yesterday at the age of 63.

After a 22 year career in radio journalism,Hank joined the River Region United Way staff in 1990 as director of public relations and marketing. He held that title for 18 years.

Longtime friend Charlie Colvin says, "Schmitt left a lasting legacy on the community."

Hank's funeral will be held at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church on Thursday, December 10th.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the River Region United Way or to Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church.

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