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Charles Smith, Jr.

Obituary for Charles Smith, Jr.

October 16, 1918 - September 15, 2019
Newark, Delaware | Age 100


Charles "Charley" E. Smith, Jr. of Newark, DE, age 100, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019. The son of Charles E. Smith and Violet M. (Roberts) Smith, he was born in Ilion, NY on October 16, 1918.

Charley proudly served in the US Navy for 4.5 years, earning the rank of Lt. Commander, then spent 7 years in the US Reserves. He retired from Gaylord Container in 1981 after 32 years of service. Charley served on the City of Newark Board of Adjustments for 14 years. He also was a three-time president of the Newark County Club, and served on the Board of Directors for Newark Country Club for 27 years. His greatest pleasure was spent in playing golf, being able to brag that he shot his age when he was 83.

Charley is survived by his son, Andrew C. (Beverly) Smith, of Newark, DE; daughter, Cheryl R. Pierce of Wilmington, DE; four grandchildren: Charles (Kaitlin) Pierce, Gregg Pierce, Brian Pierce and Kirk Smith; two step-grandchildren: Jack (Jessica) Lazartic and Bradford (Monique) Lazartic; four step-great-grandchildren; and niece, Martha (Dave) Boyd. In addition to his parents, Charley was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Betty P. Smith.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Charley's caregiver, Jennifer for her outstanding care and compassion.

A memorial gathering in honor of Charley will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 W. Main St., Newark, DE 19711. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Charley's honor may be made payable to "Timothy Giovanni Leonzio Foundation" and sent in care of the funeral home.

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