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William H. Smith Sr.
William Henry Smith Sr. (85) of Forked River, formerly of New Milford and Ridgefield Park passed away on February 24, 2020. Devoted husband of Joan (Eckstein) Smith for 64 years. Loving son of the late Alice and Charles Smith. Beloved father of Billy Smith Jr. (Laura), Linda Lunau (Steve), Richie Smith (Josephine), Janet Stacy (Bill), Charlie Smith (Cath), Ray Smith and the late Nancy Smith. Dear brother of Joan Hanak, Gladys Meehan, Jean Ulrich, Dave Smith, the late Charles Smith, Doug Smith, Edward Smith, and Clara Nejezchleba. Cherished grandfather of 12 grandchildren. William worked for Otis Elevators for 40 years. He was a coach for New Milford Little League and member of New Milford – Teaneck Elks #2290. Visiting at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave., Bergenfield on Thursday 11 AM-1:30 PM. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to JFK Medical Center Foundtaion Haven/Hospice Program and the National Aphasia Association aphasia.org/donate.
Thank you Tom. Yes there are so many good memories.
Smith Family Feb 28 2020 12:00 AM
My condolences to your family; such great memories growing up next door to you guys!
Tom Reitsma Feb 27 2020 12:00 AM
To all - My condolences on the passing of a great family man and community leader. Unfortunately I cannot attend the wake but I will keep the Smith family in my thoughts and prayers.
With regards, Howie Conklin
Howie Conklin Feb 26 2020 12:00 AM
My condolences to family - I remember Bill the baseball player from Chestnut St Park, Grant School, High School, though I was there with brothers Dave and Dougie, we were all lower enders, our older sisters looking out for us.
Joan D Stewart Feb 26 2020 12:00 AM
Dad you will be missed by everyone. You were a good husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. I'm so glad we have a lot of memories with you. Your children and grandchildren will miss all the teasing, hand shaking, jokes and smiles. You are now with our sister Nancy. Hopefully you are finally pain free, walking, talking and having fun with your parents, brothers, sister and friends who are up in heaven with you. Family gatherings will never be the same but we will have fun with all the good memories you gave us. Rest in Peace. I miss you so much.
Linda (Smith) Lunau Feb 26 2020 12:00 AM