Bret Alan Smith

EGG HARBOR NJ - Bret A. Smith 53 Of Egg Harbor Twp, NJ Formerly of Newport News, VA passed away Friday Nov. 16, 2012, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Piqua, Ohio on March 13, 1959. He served in the Marine Corps and U.S. Navy. He enjoyed working on the water and became a Chief Engineer of Vane Brothers on a sea going tug and later worked for The Cape May Lewis Ferry. He loved cooking, fishing, family, friends and his dogs. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Smith; Grandmother, Helen Stevens and Stepson, Robbie Mitchell. Survivors include his beloved wife, Dorothy Smith; mother, Ruth Smith; son, Thomas Smith (Amy); three step daughters, Kristina Ambrose (David); Melanie Patterson (Dan); Ashley Mitchell. He is also survived by his sister Brenda Miller (Phil); his two brothers Daniel Smith (Bobbi); Gregory Smith (Belinda); 6 Step Grandchildren, Ava & Elijah Ambrose, Gabriel, Alexander, Jordan & Everett Patterson. A memorial service will be held at the Smith's residence 2149 Partridge Place, Suffolk, Va. 23433 on March 9, 2013 at 11:30am, Pastor Charles Craven officiating. The Family would like to extend a very special thank you to Holy Redeemer for their compassion, skilled care and their companionship to the family. The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the .

Published in Daily Press on Mar. 2, 2013