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Winfield S. Smith

Winfield S. Smith
Resident of Berkeley
Passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013 in Berkeley, at 90 years of age. A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, and long-time resident of Berkeley. Survived by his daughter, Elizabeth S. Berg and her husband, Douglas of Castro Valley; son, Winfield S. Smith Jr. and his wife, Joann of Oakland; grandchildren, Victoria, Henry, Courtney, Anne, Celia, Julie, Sean, Matthew, Michelle, and Norma; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Hollett Smith in 2000. Winfield served in the US Navy for 24 years, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree at Annapolis, and commanded the USS Washoe County LST. He later worked briefly for the Atomic Energy Commission (now ERDA) in Oakland, and then had a career as the director of engineering for George M. Martin Co. in Emeryville; retired. Winfield was a volunteer for the Oakland chapter of the Red Cross; Berkeley Police Department, where he taught marksmanship; and Chabot Gun Club, Oakland, where he taught firearms safety.
Friends and acquaintances are cordially invited to attend memorial services Monday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 911 Dowling Street, San Leandro. Private cremation, Sunset View Mortuary, El Cerrito. Interment of ashes will be held later at Mission Burial Park, San Antonio, Texas. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Macular Degeneration Association (www.macularhope.org; tel. 941 870-4399) or Boy Scouts of America (www.boyscoutsofamerica.org ).

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101 Colusa Avenue El Cerrito, CA 94530
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Published in Inside Bay Area on Sept. 11, 2013
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