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Ray J. Smith

Ray J. Smith
Dec. 23, 1926 - Aug. 20, 2013
Resident of San Jose
Ray J. Smith, Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy, beloved husband, loving father, brother and grandpa, passed away August 20, 2013 at the age of 86. Ray loved his flag and country, served in three wars, and retired from the Navy after 30 years of service. Ray is survived by his 4 children, Cari Vaeth, Thomas Smith, Marilyn Vasques and David Vasques, and his two grandchildren, Brian Vaeth and Leslie Marks. He was a great storyteller, often recounting his childhood on the farm, his Navy days, and adventures with his late wife Fay. He was a superstar bowler and loved ice cream. All that were fortunate to know him were touched by his charisma and sense of humor. Visitation is Mon 8/26 from 5-9 pm, with funeral service Tues 8/27 at 2 pm. Both at Oak Hill Funeral Home, San Jose.

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Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park
300 Curtner Ave San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 297-2447

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Aug. 25, 2013
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