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William H Smith
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1918
Death: Dec. 25, 2010

William (Bill) H. Smith passed away Saturday, December 25, 2010 at his home in Overland Park, Ks. He was born March 27, 1918 in Springfield, New York. He came to Kansas in 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Florence; and daughter, Barbara Smith. Survivors include his daughter, Beverly J. Pheffer; grandchildren, Jeff W. Pheffer, Stephanie O'Brien, Jill Pheffer; and four great-grandchildren, Jayden, Ryder, Brock and Luke. Also surviving is his brother, Raymond W. Smith. He was a Technical Sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII and served overseas. He retired from the New York City Fire Dept. after 20 years of service. While working at the fire department, he went back to college and in 1955 he received a BA in Economics from NYU and in 1957 received his Masters in U.S. History at Hofstra College. He also received a 6th year degree at Fairfield University. Bill received two scholarships in U.S. History, Secondary Education from Columbia University and University of Connecticut. He taught high school in Fairfield, Ct and became a Dept. Head of Social Science. Bill enjoyed his life to the fullest. Some of his hobbies included salt water fishing off Montauk Point in New York, traveling and mineral collecting to name a few. A private inurnment will be held at Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be given to donor's charity of choice. Arr: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel 913.451.1860
Published in Kansas City Star on December 28, 2010
Johnson County Chapel and Memorial Gardens
Overland Park
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Silver Spark
Record added: Dec 28, 2010
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