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Gary Smith

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(Asbury Park Press)
(Manahawkin Newspapers)

Gary Smith, 66, of Lanoka Harbor died on Saturday May 22, 2010. Born in Bridgeport, CT, and growing up in Washington Heights, NY, Gary moved to Freehold in 1959 and then to Lanoka Harbor 40 years ago. Gary was a US Army Veteran who served during Vietnam, then with the NJ National Guard for several years. Gary was the Past Chief of the Lanoka Harbor Fire Company, Past Captain and charter member of the Lanoka Harbor EMS, and Chief and founding member of the Lacey Township Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Phyllis (nee Boud); his son, Gary Jr. and his wife Shalon; two daughters, Elaine Rotondella and her husband Rich, and Rose Bianco and her husband Rich all of Lanoka Harbor; Four brothers, Richard, Bob, Jim "Bucky", and Dennis; two sisters, Debbie Lewis and Linda Blanchard and his best friend, Dave Streno. Also surviving are his nine grandchildren, Erin, Jordyn, Jenna, Jason, Jayden, Ryan, Logan, Brady and Kyle, and his many nieces and nephews.
A Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 25th, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Riggs Funeral Home, 130 N. Rt. 9 Forked River. A Funeral Service will be offered on Wednesday at the Funeral Home at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to either the Lacey Twp. Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team, PO Box 157 Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734 or the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History, Dock Road and West Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ 08008 in Gary's memory.

Published in Asbury Park Press & Manahawkin Newspapers on May 24, 2010
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