Thomas Gerald Smed

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Thomas Gerald Smed, 65, of Ocean Isle Beach passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Luscan and Elizabeth Coonan Luscan, adopted by his sister, Elizabeth Ann, and her late husband, Duane Smed, and later raised by Elizabeth Ann and her husband, John F. Walsh Sr.
Tom graduated from Phillipsburg High School, Class of 1970. An incredible example to all, he had a genuine compassion for others. He was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus and was active in serving those with intellectual disabilities through fundraising for LAMB. Tom was a volunteer fireman in New Jersey before moving to Ocean Isle Beach where for 17 years he rode his scooter to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.
In addition to his sister, Elizabeth, and her husband, John, of Ocean Isle Beach, he is survived by brothers, Robert Walsh and Vincent Walsh, both of Ocean Isle Beach and John F. Walsh Jr. of Hoschton, Ga.; sisters, Kathy Garrity of Easton, Pa., Phyllis Merlo of Phillipsburg, N.J.; and Diane Smed-Edwards and Elizabeth Smed-Kleedorfer, both of Ocean Isle Beach.
Family and friends are kindly invited to services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.
To honor Tom's life, memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 6560 Beach Drive SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.
Online condolences may be made to www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
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Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory
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Shallotte, NC 28459
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Published in The Brunswick Beacon from May 10 to May 16, 2018
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