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William A. Smith

January 25, 1939 ~ August 3, 2018 (age 79)
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Our beloved husband and father William A Smith passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 3, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Born on January 25, 1939 in Newark, NJ, he resided most of his life in Lacey Township. He was also a graduate of Ocean County College.

He was a proud and decorated member of the United States Air Force where he worked in military intelligence. He served with honor and was awarded the Good Conduct medal. After leaving the military he was a police officer for the city of East Orange, before relocating to Ocean County where he served for many years as an investigator with the NJ State Public Defender's Office. Upon retirement he was a Realtor.

Known as Bill to his family and friends, he will be remembered for his sense of humor and easy going personality. He was loved by all who knew him and he treasured his family, friends and colleagues.

He is predeceased by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Frederick and Louise Longinetti, who he loved and were like parents to him.

William is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Lou; his children Laura and her husband Anthony and his grandchildren Shawn and Michael of Forked River; and William and his wife Jennifer of Pine Beach, whom he dearly loved.


In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to one of the following agencies:

Lacey Township First Aid, 98 Oak St, Forked River, NJ 08731

Lanoka Harbor First Aid, 305 Manchester Blvd, Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734

Lacey Township PBA, 808 Lacey Rd, Forked River, NJ 08731

The Friends of Ocean County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 1162, Manahawkin, NJ, 08050

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