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William G. Smith, 84 years, of Grey Estates, Lambertville, MI passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Hickory Ridge of Temperance. Bill worked for Canteen of Toledo for 20 years and for ABS Pumps in Meridan, CT for 5 years. In his earlier years, he worked for Dresch Dental Labs.
The son of George O. and Helen (Vida) Smith, he was born June 18, 1929, in Toledo. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, where he served in Korea from August 1950 to April 1952. He volunteered on the Lambertville Fire Department, Station 47 for 20 years. While living in Rhode Island he also served 6 years on the board of the North Smithfield Fire Department. He was a member of Lambertville VFW #9656, where he had served 2 terms as Commander.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Judith A. (Raitz), and daughter, Karen Lynn (Donald) Bliss of Nunica, MI.
Cremation has been held. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Avenue, Temperance, MI, where funeral services will begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by Military Honors conducted by Lambertville VFW Post #9656. Any donations can be given to Promedica Hospice, 5855 Monroe St. Suite 201, Sylvania, Ohio 43560.
Burial of the ashes will be private at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, OH.
Bedford Funeral Chapel
8300 Lewis Avenue
Temperance, MI 48182
Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 20, 2014