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 Terence Joseph Smith

Terence Joseph Smith

Death 26 May 2011 (aged 88)
Burial Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 111816984 · View Source
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Daily News-Record
Friday, May 27, 2011

Terence Joseph Smith, 88, of Harrisonburg, died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital on May 26, 2011.

He was a resident of Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.

Mr. Smith was born on July 6, 1922, in Elmwood, Neb., and was a son of the late Bryan and Anna (Manhart) Smith.

He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Tennessee Valley Authority as his first job, and joined the U. S. Navy when he turned 18.

During World War II, he served on the U. S. S. Croatan and saw action in the Atlantic and Pacific. He completed Officer's Training and received his bachelor's of business administration from the University of Texas in 1946.

Following his discharge from the Navy, he joined the U. S. Naval Reserve from which he retired as a lieutenant commander in 1982.

He worked for the U. S. General Services Administration for 35 years as a management analyst. He concluded his GSA career as Deputy Director in 1977.

He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

On Nov. 8, 1947, he married the former Virginia Bierl, who preceded him in death in January 2010.

He is survived by three sons, Robert J. Smith of Huddleston, Terence M. Smith of Beaverton, Ore. and James D. Smith of McGaheysville; five daughters, Teresa Hunt of Ellicott City, Md., Kathleen Fridley of Mineral, Marcia McGlamery of Harrisonburg, Rosemary Nicholson of Harrisonburg and Mary Wells of Melbourne Beach, Fla.; one brother, Lawrence Smith of Omaha, Neb.; and one sister, Mary Gayman of Omaha.

There was a rosary on Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

The Mass of the Resurrection was held Monday, May 30, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father Thomas Mattingly officiating.

Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hahn Cancer Center.

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