James F. Smith
Born: Jan. 6, 1960
Died: Sept. 29, 2014.
Brigadier General James F. Smith, age 54, of Cary passed away September 29, 2014.
He was born January 6, 1960, in New York, NY, the son of Jeremiah and Mary Smith. They survive their son.
Jim is also survived by his wife Jennifer E. O'Leary Smith whom he married July 20, 1991, in Notre Dame IN; his sons Luke Jeremiah Smith, Matthew Mark Smith and Joseph O'Leary Smith. His siblings, Maureen (Harry) Smith Clendening, Patricia Smith, Stephen (Susan) Smith, Kelly Ann (Steven) Smith Wardell. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Jim was a retired Air Force Brigadier General. General Smith's assignments included numerous wing, major command and headquarters comptroller and strategic planning positions, including deployment as the senior military adviser to the commander, Stabilization Force, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He recently retired from the Air Force as the mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, where he supported national security objectives and military strategy. Upon retirement, General Smith was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by the President of the United States. He was also a partner in the Butler Pappas Law Firm. Jim was vice-president of the Notre Dame Club of McHenry County and former president of the Sts. Peter & Paul School Commission as well as a former basketball coach at the school.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 4:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 410 First St., Cary. Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Friday October 3rd at Sts. Peter & Paul. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School.
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Published by Northwest Herald on Oct. 1, 2014.