William Smith

Obituary of William Smith

Bill Smith, 84, of Bridgewater, NJ, died September 19, 2017. Bill was born January 11, 1933, in Brooklyn, NY, to William and Dela Smith, with older brother Everet and younger brother Fred.

Bill served in the Army, then graduated from Brooklyn Polytech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked at Bethlehem Steel and a variety of engineering companies.

He was active in Blessed Sacrament Church in Martinsville, and was a Fourth Degree Member and Past Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus, Council 5959. He was an avid golfer, once achieving a hole in one at Green Knoll Golf Course. He also enjoyed cartooning and other artistic pursuits, crossword puzzles, and entertaining his grandchildren.

In retirement Bill enjoyed going to daily mass and sharing coffee and banter with his friends.

He was a family man and liked to plan fun excursions with his wife. He will be missed by Alicia, his wife of 55 years, his children and their spouses William & Jael Smith, Christopher & Jackie Smith, and Alicia & Jerry Baylock, and eight wonderful grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung NJ 07069. Funeral services will begin on Friday at 9:00 AM at the funeral home followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of the Resurrection at Blessed Sacrament Church in Martinsville, NJ. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Basking Ridge.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241