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John H. Jr., "Jack", age 85, of Ramsey, NJ died Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Born in Jersey City, NJ, Jack was raised in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY and lived in Ramsey for 47 years.
He attended Storm King School, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Class of 1950. He was a Marine Veteran who served during the Korean War from 1950-1953 and then in the Marine Corp Reserve attaining the rank of Captain. Before his retirement in 1989 he was an executive for Mobil Corp, New York City for 40 years.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 50 years, Phyllis (nee Saladin) Smith of Ramsey, NJ, his daughter, Susan Smith Beward and her husband John of West Milford, NJ. Also surviving are his three grandchildren, Melissa, Sarah and Vincent Van Hovel.
He was predeceased by his son, John H. Smith III and his sister, Betty Smith Lawrence.
Visiting hours will be on Sunday from 2-4 PM at the Fardale Trinity Church, 73 Chapel Road, Mahwah, NJ. A Memorial Service will follow at 4 PM. Private Entombment will be held at Garden of Memories, Township of Washington. NJ.
In lieu of flowers donations to of NJ, 1031 Route 22 West, Suite 203, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 or Fardale Trinity Church, 73, Chapel Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430 would be appreciated.
Arrangements by the Vander Plaat Funeral Home,, 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.
Published in The Record/Herald News on July 27, 2014
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