Girard Thomas Smith

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Girard Thomas Smith

AGE: 85 • Willow Street, PA

Girard Thomas Smith (Jerry), aged 85, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Lakeside in Willow Valley, Pennsylvania after a long illness. Jerry was a 1946 graduate of Milford Prep in Connecticut, and a 1950 graduate of Dartmouth College. Jerry was in the Air Force during the Korean War. After his military service, he worked at General Electric in Bridgeport, Connecticut. After General Electric, he worked for a management consulting firm in New York City. Afterward, Jerry joined a company that he had served as a consultant in Wilmington, Delaware for the remainder of his career. In 1983, he retired as Vice President of Administration at ICI Americas. Upon retirement, Jerry started an Antiques business, pursuing his passion for buying and selling antiques. In the process, Jerry developed a deep knowledge of 19th century American Art and American Silver. Jerry loved tennis, golf, canoeing, skiing and New England, especially Maine.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Macdonald Smith; two sons, John Breckenridge Smith of Hockessin, Delaware and Girard Thomas Smith Jr. (and wife Diana) of West Chester, PA. He was predeceased by his son, Stephen Macdonald Smith. Jerry was the proud grandfather of four wonderful grandchildren, Courtney Smith, Jessica Smith, Girard Smith III and Andrew Smith. He has one great grandchild, Vincent Smith.

The Smith family wants to publicly thank the nurses and aides at Lakeside in Willow Valley, for their kind and devoted care of Jerry.

In lieu of flowers, for those friends who choose to, memorial contributions can be made to "Homes for our Troops," 6 Main Street, Taunton, Mass. 02780. A Memorial Service for Jerry will be held at Spring Run, J. Bldg, 5th Floor in Willow Valley at 11 A.M. on Saturday, March 8th, 2014. Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family. To submit an online condolence, visit: www.scheid

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Published in The News Journal on Mar. 5, 2014
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