Michael J Schmatz Jr

Michael J. Schmatz, Jr., a lifelong resident of the Bronx, passed suddenly at home on December 25, 2022. He was 65 years old.

Michael was born to the late Michael J. Schmatz, Sr. and the late Delores Hornak on February 20, 1957 . Michael was the eldest of four children. He was pre-deceased by his brother Kennth Schmatz in 1964 and his only sister Debbie Schmatz on October 3, 1995.

Michael was the beloved and devoted husband to his wife Helen Schuck Schmatz- his childhood sweetheart of 48 years; the beloved and proud father to Michael J. Schmatz III; cherished and beloved grandfather to Michael J.Schmatz IV and his only granddaughter Zoey Schmatz; his brother John Schmatz and his wife Cathy; and beloved and proud uncle to Ronnie Welch and Billy Welch.

Visiting will be Thursday 4-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 9:30am at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 1634 Mahan Avenue, Bronx. Interment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.



  1. Harry Sladek on December 27, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    my heart goes out to Helen and Michael and the rest of the family mickey was a good friend to the Sladek family and will dearley be missed Rest with the Angels Mickey watch over your family and friends ‘

    from the Sladek family

  2. Jodi Marasa Becker on December 27, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    My deepest condolences to Helen and the family.
    Mikey was a nice guy not a mean bone in his body.
    He is now an angel above and will always be with his

  3. Donna mari on December 27, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    He was a wonderful person and a dear friend who loved his family so dearly, I am honored to have known him. Rest in eternal peace my dear friend

  4. Mark Colasacco on December 27, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Helen, Michael and John, Our hearts are broken. The sorrow we feel is unimaginable as we’ve been friends all our lives. The world is a much dimmer place without Mickey.

    With grieving hearts,

    Mark Karen and Alessandra

  5. Donna on December 27, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Hey cuz. The only person who put that in a subject while texting me. We drove each other crazy but always in a fun joking matter. Always there when I needed you no matter what the reason. I will love you and miss you always. ❤❤❤❤

  6. Marie Cioffi Taddeo on December 27, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    I am deeply saddened by the News of Mickey’s passing. We have been keeping in touch through FB over the years…I am so sorry for your Loss. He was a Great Guy. You have been together since we were teens..I know he will always be watching over You & your Family and hope you will be able to take comfort in all your Great Memories you made together. He is with his Loved Ones in Heaven now. May he rest in eternal peace. Sending Love & Strength.

  7. Fern Felman on December 28, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    I’m still in shock about this. My deepest condolences to you Helen, Michael and grandchildren and the whole family. He will always be with you- in your memories, your heart ❤️ and he will definitely be watching over his loved ones. Just can’t believe he’s gone.

  8. Denise on December 29, 2022 at 2:54 am

    To my cousin who was my best friend will miss you and I have a second Angelica like you said I would I really miss you

  9. Mrs.Rachel Wales and Family ☘️ on December 30, 2022 at 9:29 am

    My deepest condolences and prayers for Helen,Michael,NicoleM.,The Grandchildren and The Family.There are no words to fill the void in your hearts.Mickey was a Great Guy always.No matter what the situation or the conversation was it was a guarantee solution or a good discussion with Mickey. Mickey will be missed dearly in the MorrisPark Community.Watch over All of us and Rest In Peace in the Palm of God’s Hands.☘️

  10. Detective Rick Young-CCPD on January 20, 2023 at 10:16 pm

    Mickey we worked together at CCPD for 29 years and were both let go in May 2013.We stayed in touch talking to each other at least once every two weeks for the past 10 years.Mickey you were one of the best people I ever knew and I am a better person for having you in my life.My prayers are for Helen,Mike,& your entire family and all friends of Mickey.I love you Mickey and will forever miss you my brother in blue.

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