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Norman D. Smith

AGE: 95 • Lakewood

Norman D. Smith, 96, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 in Lakewood, NJ. Norm was born July 9, 1921 to Howard and Lillian (Myer) Smith in White Lake, NY. He earned his amateur radio license (W2PXE), graduated from Monticello, NY High School in 1939 and earned his B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Norm served in the Marine Corps in WWII as a radar technician. He met his first wife, Dorothy DeBarbiere during the war and they married in 1948 in New York City, NY.

Norm joined the AT&T family working for Bell Labs and Western Electric as an electrical engineer for more than 35 years until his retirement in 1986. In 1984 Norm lost his first wife and married his second love, Dolores Koszewnik in Glen Rock, NJ. Norm loved to spend time with his family and friends, to travel, play the trombone in various community bands, connect world-wide with fellow "hams" and volunteer his time at church and the local food shelter.

Norm is survived by his wife, Dolores, daughters, Deborah (Robert) Zeman; Melanie (Frederick) Byers, Maureen (Vito) Morgese, step-sons, John (Toni Jae) Koszewnik and Fred Koszewnik and grandchildren, Eric, Michael, Emily, Elizabeth, Lisa, David, Christopher, Daniel, Drew and Kyle, and 7 great-granddaughters. Norm was preceded in death by his parents,his first wife, Dorothy and his sister Ruth Mitteer.

Visiting will be Thursday 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday 9:30am at the Church of the Visitation RC Church, Brick, NJ; please arrive at the funeral home at 8:30am. Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus,NJ. www.silvertonmemorial.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on July 5, 2017
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