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STUART B. SMITH, 89 LOVES PARK - Stuart B. Smith, 89, of Loves Park died at 12:51 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born on the family farm on June 7, 1925, in rural Winnebago, Westfield Corners, the son of Hugh Z. and Lucinda (Bridgeland) Smith. He attended the one room Westfield Grade School. Graduated from Winnebago High School, Class of 1942. Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving on Guam Island. Graduated from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Married Polly Hendrick on June 26, 1954, in Madison. They were blessed with three children, Brian, Emily, and Carolyn. Stuart was employed at Parkside Rexall until 1962, when the store closed. He then moved across the street to work for Lenz Pharmacy. In 1990, he was employed at Cub Pharmacy, retiring in 1992. Member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. Member of Loves Park Rotary Club since 1974, where he served in several capacities including District Governor in 1994-95. Member of Friends of the Library and the Local History Committee. Survivors include wife, Polly; daughter, Carolyn Rink; grandchildren, Amanda, Kalen and Megan; sons-in-law, Pete Gianquinto and Paul Komiskey; nieces and nephew, Kathy (Don) Olson, Merry (Norm) Hahn, Christine (Jim) Krainik, Lisa (Mike) Patzka, Mike (Carol) Domres and Andrea (Craig) Conway; numerous cousins. Predeceased by parents; daughter, Emily; son, Brian; and sister, Eleanor Domres. Special thanks to our caregiver Tesevelsuren "Jenny" Gankhuu. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5403 North 2nd Street. Memorial visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, in Delehanty Funeral Home, Ltd., 401 River Lane. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church, Loves Park Rotary, or North Suburban Library Endowment. Visit

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Published in Rockford Register Star from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2014.
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November 16, 2014
Carolyn, So sorry to hear that your Dad has passed on. Wishing for you to have strength in the days to come. Lee
November 16, 2014
Just saw this. So sorry the world has lost a bright light. He gave much. Prayers for Polly and their family.
Kirby and Linda Johnson
November 15, 2014
I remember going to Lenz Pharmacy with my mom growing up and Stu was the pharmacist. He and my mother used to have really nice conversations every time she went in. He was such a great person and a gentle giant in the pharmacy world.
November 14, 2014

With Stu as my mentor I began my life as a Rotarian and made many lasting and rewarding friendships, most of all his and yours. Thank both of you for that.

A. Marie Holmes
November 14, 2014
Such a nice picture of Stu. So sorry for your loss. He was such a nice man!
Janet Mangiaracina
November 14, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 13, 2014
Hi Polly and family, So sorry to see this news today. Love and Prayers. Marie (Finley) & Ed Berridge & family. (Daughter of Ivan & Etta Finley.
November 12, 2014
So sorry to hear about the passing of Stuart. While you will miss him you will have great memories of your time together to look back at and smile for. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Carole Wilbert
November 12, 2014
We are so sorry to hear that Stuart has passed. Be comforted in the knowledge that he has left this earthly life for a heavenly one.
Jay and Debbie DuFoe
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