98, of Solomons, MD (formerly of Paramus, NJ for 62 years), passed on May 27, 2019 in the comfort of his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Margaret L. Smith (nee Karros). Devoted father of Margaret Volpe and her late husband Bruce of Solomons, MD (formerly of Mahwah, NJ) and John A. Smith and his partner Patricia Andrews of Newburyport, MA. Loving grandfather of Megan Vereb and her husband Keith of Huntingtown, MD, Timothy Smith and his wife Aimee of Boston, MA, Allison Hillis and her husband Keith of North Andover, MA, and great-grandfather to Brooke and Parker Hillis.
Born on September 14, 1920 in his family’s Smith Hotel in Hackensack, NJ to John R Smith and Elizabeth C Smith (nee Wannop). Jack served our country with the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war was over, he continued his career as a welding engineer with Curtiss Wright Corp. and Hoke Inc.
Jack loved the Jersey Shore and cherished his family vacations at Ocean Beach, in Lavalette NJ. He was a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 242, at OLV Church, for many years and devoted his life to his family and helping others. His strong faith, undying love and compassion have been an inspiration to his family and all who knew him.
Family will receive friends on Sunday June 2, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home 113 South Farview Avenue, Paramus, NJ. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday June 3, 2019, at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, followed by a 11:00 am Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Visitation R.C. Church 234 N. Farview Avenue Paramus. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude's Childrens Hospital 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis, TN, 38105
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Posted by Jan Neske on May 31, 2019 2:16 PM
Your Dad/Grandfather was one of a kind. Always enjoyed being around him. Even at 98, he had one of the sharpest minds. I always enjoyed his stories. He will be greatly missed by all, especially by his beloved daughter and Megan, his granddaughter who were always be his side. All my love!!