Joseph W. Smith
April 11, 1933 – February 18, 2018
Joseph W. Smith, 84, of Spring Lake Heights, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ surrounded by his family. Joseph was born in New York City, NY, grew up in Spring Lake and graduated from Manasquan High School. After graduation, he joined the United States Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. He returned home and married the love of his life, Nancy Clayton, in 1960. Joseph worked for Bell Telephone Company as a lineman and retired as a maintenance supervisor in 1990. After retiring, he started a landscaping company with his son, working for 11 more years until officially retiring in 2001.
Joseph loved to fish, hunt and work around the house. He also loved to travel with his wife, most notably to Vermont, Maine & Florida, as long as it didn’t involve flying. He especially looked forward to evenings out with his family.
Joseph is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Nancy; his daughter, Ruth Ann Smith Sheckler and her husband Michael of West Long Branch, NJ; his son, Joseph C. Smith of Bayville, NJ; 3 grandchildren, Kimberly Sheckler and Jessica & Jamie Smith; many nieces & nephews; and his beloved dog, Alki.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 4-8pm at Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South St., Manasquan, NJ. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10:30am at the funeral home. Committal will follow at Atlantic View Cemetery in Manasquan.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joseph’s memory to Jersey Shore University Medical Center Hope Tower at 1340 Campus Parkway, Building C, Unit 4, Neptune, NJ 07753.
- Visitation Friday, February 23, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, February 24, 2018
- Committal Service
Joseph W. Smith
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February 23, 2018
As I write I am looking at a picture of a vibrant, smiling and happy Uncle Joe. Uncle Joe lived well and loved well. Uncle Joe will be missed by family and friends. I will always cherish my memories of him. No one but uncle Joe called me Susesz. ( I don't even know how to spell that!) Uncle Joe may be gone but he will never be forgotten. My love and prayers go out to everyone. I although I cannot be there I will be think of all of you.