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Erik Smestad

AGE: 56 • Forks Twp., PA, formerly of Manalapan Twp., NJ

Erik Smestad, 56, of Forks Twp., PA, formerly of Manalapan Twp., NJ, died Friday, November 3, 2017 at Easton Hospital. Born August 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, NY he was a son of Anna (Thoresen) and Hans Smestad of Forks Twp. He was a New York City Dock Builder with Local 1556 for many years before retiring. Erik was an active member of Arndt's Lutheran Church, Forks Twp., active in scouting, especially Cub Scout Pack 29, and he had been a Forks Twp. Volunteer Firefighter. He was proud of his Norwegian heritage and lived by the motto "always do the right thing". Erik lived for his sons and was devoted to his parents. A hard worker with a well-developed sense of humor, he was selfless and generous in everything he did.

He is survived by his parents, Hans and Anna; his sons: Kristian and John and their mother Diane; brothers: John (wife Kim) of Forks Twp. and Kristian (wife Jerelyn) of Westerly, RI; sisters: Linda Ramse (husband Eivind) of Tovdal, Norway, Judy Nunn (husband Rich) of Brick Twp., NJ, and Astri Myhre (husband Sigbjorn) of Cranford, NJ; his companion: Susan Oelschlegel; and his many nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held 6 PM to 9 PM Wednesday (Nov. 8) in Arndt's Lutheran Church, 1851 Arndt Rd., Easton, PA. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11 AM Saturday (Nov. 11) in the church (please bring your pictures and funny stories). The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arndt's Lutheran, 1851 Arndt Rd., Easton, PA 18040. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 7, 2017
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