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Albert E. Smith


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Albert E. Smith Obituary
ALBERT E. SMITH Albert E. Smith of Hemet passed away on Sept 22, 2014 after battling Alzheimer's. He was born in Cottage Grove, OR in 1923. During WWII he was a B-24 navigator in Europe, earning five Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He retired from the Air Force Reserve in 1968 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Al graduated from Oregon State University in 1949 and was the Business Manager for Oregon Technical Institute. In 1983, he joined Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Hemet serving as a Eucharistic Minister. He was a life member of the BPOE and honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus. Lt. Col Smith was preceded in death by his wife Blanche Smith. He is survived by his son, Lt. Col. William Smith and wife Linda; granddaughters, Stacey Smith and January Brown; son-in-law, Gunnery Sgt. Robert Brown; and great-grandson, Blake Brown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the California Southland Chapter, Alzheimer's Foundation. A memorial mass will be offered at Our Lady of the Valley on Friday. Oct. 10th at 10:00AM. Interment will be at Riverside National Cemetery on Monday Oct 13th at 9:30AM..
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 9, 2014
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