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Philip Smith


1923 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Philip Smith Obituary
November 27, 1923 - August 25, 2017 Philip Smith was born and raised in Lindsay, CA. He graduated from Lindsay Senior High School in 1941 and joined the Navy in 1942 as a Corpsman. Upon returning from the Pacific Islands during WWII, he met his one true love, Lila Rose. They married in 1951. He leaves two adoring children, Melinda Smith Altshuler (Bruce) and Martin Smith; two grandchildren, Matthew Altshuler (David Nurnberg) and Beth Altshuler; Phil's sister Goldie Perkiss; sister-in-law Marilyn Hyman; and many dear cousins, nieces, and nephews. Lila and Philip were married for 66 years and always said their secret for a successful marriage was "Love and Respect." Philip Smith will always be remembered for his gentle manner, generosity of spirit, kindness, and ultimate love of Lila and his family.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 29, 2017
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