Richard N. Smith

richard smith
RICHARD N. SMITH Wallingford, CT- Richard N. Smith, 83, husband of Christina Gibb Smith of Ashlar Village, passed away December 4, 2001. He was born in Springfield, MA, May 20, 1918 a son of the late Daniel and Elizabeth Drake Smith. In addition to his wife he is survived by a brother-in-law,Frank L. Oakes of Toledo, OH, a niece, a nephew and two grandnieces. He was predeceased by two sisters Ruth E. Smith and Helen F. Smith Oakes. Mr. Smith received his B.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts and M.A. and PhD degrees from the University of Delaware. He was employed as a research chemist at the General Chemical Co., the American Machine & Foundry Co. and later retired from the Southern Research Co. of Alabama in 1982. He was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church of Wallingford, the Old Well # 108 A.F. & A. M. of Norwalk, a Past Patron of Ophir Chap. O.E.S. of Norwalk, a 50 year member of the American Chemical Society and served as past flotilla commander of the Coast Guard Auxillary of Guntersville, AL. A memorial service will be held Wed., Jan. 16, 2002 at the Masonic Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Masonic Charity Foundation, P. O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492 or to St. John the Evangelist Church, 360 Church St.,Yalesville, CT 06492. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT

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