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ALBERT W. SMITH Jr. Obituary
SMITH, Albert W. Jr. 83, passed away in St. Augustine, FL on October 31, 2016. Albert was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Albert and Nellie Smith Sr. At the age of 17, right out of high school, he and a friend hitch hiked cross country working odd end jobs and meeting many people along the way. Albert started college before being drafted into the U.S. Army and stationed at Fort Dixs, NJ. After returning home he graduated from the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. Albert and his wife lived in Lake Jackson, TX where he retired as a Mechanical Nuclear Engineer from Halliburton in Houston, TX in 1994 and later that year moved to St. Augustine, FL. He had a passion for boating, fishing and sports; football: Patriots and Jaguars, basketball: Boston Celtics, and Baseball: Boston Red Sox. Albert and his family vacationed in Bermuda, Panama, Hawaii, and much time was spent in Cape Cod. Albert is predeceased by his parents, and son, Garrett W. Smith. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Grace and daughter, Amy Smith (Mass.) There will be a gathering of family in friends Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Craig Funeral Home, St. Augustine, FL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Albert's name to The Arc of the St. Johns. Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 2, 2016
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