OBITUARY

Harry G. Smith Jr.

November 16, 1927December 5, 2018
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Harry G. Smith Jr. (aka Smitty), beloved husband of Marlene L. Smith, father of Nancy (the late Stephen C.W. Kaufman), Judy (the late David Streff), Sally (Dr. Tomas Villaflor, former husband), grandfather of Brian Sapperstein, Charles Kore Kaufman, Derek Stephen Kaufman, Erin Pedersen (nee Villaflor), Wes Villaflor, Jimmy Villaflor, and fond brother of Thomas C. Smith (Karen). Great Grandfather of Brighton, Ryann, Kore, and Kelsey, dear uncle of many nieces and nephews, and friend to all. Harry spent 40 years of his life working at Kailer-Youngquist Oldsmobile as a mechanic, service and top salesman. Throughout his life he enjoyed boating, fishing, dog sitting, garage sales, traveling through all 50 states, visiting parts of Europe and the Great Pyramids, and enjoying countless RV trips with family and friends. Ever the life of the party, his positive demeanor and attitude of love, joy, humor and above all, gratitude, were contagious to all. He showed us what life is about and the joy of simply being together. He enjoyed singing and dancing, and a single toast of Dewar’s each day. In lieu of flowers, donations to your preferred charity are appreciated in Harry’s name.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Harry G. Smith Jr.

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Frances Lasley (Gill)

December 10, 2018

To Smitty's Family, my dad Frank Lasley always spoke so highly of his friend Smitty. I remember, as a little girl, traveling to Chicago from Southern California and staying at the Smith's house, warm and friendly. When my dad traveled to Chicago to bury his Aunt Jane, his friends meet him at the airport, took care of him, and even loaned him a warm overcoat. God bless you all. Hopefully a joyful reunion of old friends in heaven this week.

Erez Hartal

December 7, 2018

Smitty, it is hard to believe it. We were lucky to be your neighbors for 8 years. You and Marlene were so welcoming when we moved. I could always get the right tool, advice and joke. You always helped with the biggest smile. I remember when the roof was leaking. I called u and asked u for a referal for a roofer. You climbed on my roof and fixed the leak while i went to work. I will miss u dearly. I could sit and talk for hours with you and Marlene. Love and condolences to Marlene, and the rest of the family. Thank you for the frienship. You were one of a kind.

Tali, Erez & Leeor

Dan & Chris Micek

December 7, 2018

If Harry wasn't laughing, he had a big smile on his face. He made anyone feel welcome to join him no matter the situation. He will be missed by many. So many memories. A kind man shared his life with us.

Dan & Chris Micek

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