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David Kleinschmidt: 1953-2012

David G.. Kleinschmidt, 58, a former network administrator for the University of Maine College of Engineering’s Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department, died April 20 in Orono, according to his obituary in the Bangor Daily.

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 served in the U.S. Navy from 1974 to 1978 as an electronic warfare technician. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1981 and a master’s degree in 1983, both from UMaine. Kleinschmidt worked as an engineering application programmer before returning to the university and becoming the network administrator for Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

His survivors include his children, David Kleinschmidt of Rochester, N.Y., Stephanie Kleinschmidt of Tempe, Ariz., and Jeffrey Kleinschmidt of Glenburn. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home in Pittsfield. A committal service with military honors will be held at Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Kleinschmidt’s memory to fund ongoing research into the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease at

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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