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Mr. J. Gordon Smith


1918 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Mr. J. Gordon Smith Obituary
J. Gordon Smith, age 94, a resident of Chesterfield Township since 1951, passed away Sunday, September 30. 2012 at the Village of East Harbor, Chesterfield. He was born May 31, 1918 in Columbiaville, Mich. He served in the U.S. Marines and was a Purple Heart recipient. Mr. Smith was a member of St. Mary Queen of Creation Church and a basketball coach of St. Mary High School from 1955 to 1965. He worked as a mason and was an independent building contractor. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Juanita; daughter Susan (Timothy) Kernohan, an infant daughter, and sister Loya Pellegrino. He is survived by his children, Russell J. (Jackie), Cathleen DeRemer, Janel Huber and Maureen (Ronald) Klocke; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; his brothers, DeBoyd and Thomas. Instate 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Liturgy Thursday, October 4 at St. Mary Queen of Creation Church, 50931 Maria, New Baltimore. Visitation 2:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, October 3 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore. Memorials may be made to the Village of East Harbor, 33875 Kiely Drive, Chesterfield, MI 48047.
Published in The Macomb Daily on Oct. 2, 2012
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