Sept. 26, 1940 - Oct. 19, 2012
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Albert Alton "Smitty" Smith, 72, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, in Vacaville, CA.
Albert entered into this world on Sept. 26, 1940 in Mellon Township, Michigan, the youngest of 11 children born to William and Myrtle Smith.
He married Mary Smith on Nov 19, 1961, and their vows were sealed in the Oakland Temple on Sept. 27, 1997. Albert and Mary celebrated their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary in 2011.
Albert entered the US Marine Corps at the ripe young age of 18 years old, initially being stationed at Camp Pendleton. As a member of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, he was stationed in Okinawa Japan and spent time throughout the South Pacific seas. His time as an active duty Marine ended in Concord, CA., in 1962.
After the Marines, Albert went to work for Standard Oil / Chevron in 1967 until he retired as a Head Mechanic in 1993.
During Albert's retirement he became active in the LDS Church, becoming the executive secretary to four Bishops for nearly a decade. Albert was also very interested in genealogy as well as playing the guitar and harmonica. He enjoyed fishing and camping, especially with his family at their annual trips to Lake Solano.
Albert is survived by his wife, Mary; his three children and their spouses, Sandy and David Robbins, Joe and Kelly Smith, and Peggy and Abe Ramos; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren, and four siblings.
There will be a public viewing on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Bryan Braker Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m., and a service on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Fairfield, CA., at the Travis Chapel at 11 a.m. There will also be a military burial on Monday, Oct. 29, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA., at 12:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider giving a contribution to one of the many worthy Pancreatic Cancer organizations.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bryan-Baker, (707) 425-4697. You may sign the guest-book at www.bryanbraker.com.
Published in The Reporter on Oct. 23, 2012