J. Gordon Smith

SMITH, J. GORDON; 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, MI. 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. Services were held Thursday, October 4, 2012 at St. Mary Queen of Creation Church, New Baltimore. Arrangements by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore. Memorials may be made to the Village of East Harbor, 33875 Kiely Drive, Chesterfield, MI 48047.
Published in The Voice on Oct. 10, 2012