Alfred "Smitty" Smith, age 84, of the Holiday City at Berkeley section of Berkeley Township died on Friday, November 6, 2015 at Community Medical Center, Toms River, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Jersey City, he lived in Secaucus for most of his life before moving to Holiday City in 1994.
Smitty was a truck driver for over 40 years - a member of Teamsters Local 560. An avid RV'er, he and his wife traveled the country visiting all 50 states for many years after his retirement in 1989. He was a lifelong card player, and was a member of several local card clubs.
Alfred was predeceased by his parents, William and Mildred Smith, and his brothers, Bill and Bob. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Arlene; his children, Veronica Geisler and her husband John, Theresa Wilkes and her husband John, Robin Latchney, and Mildred, Maureen and Marilyn Smith; and his grandchildren, Jessica, Melissa, Jamie, Adam, Norene, Vicki, and Christopher as well as 5 great-grandchildren.
Cremation was private under the direction of Horizon Funeral and Cremation Services, 1329 Route 37 West, Toms River. A memorial gathering and service will be held from 10am-12 noon on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Deborah Hospital Foundation or Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.
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My memories of my cousin, Alfred, are from a long time ago, but in looking at these wonderful pictures, he didn't change. He was always the life of the party and had that forever smile on his face and twinkle in his eye! To Arlene, to all of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, my sincere sympathies in his passing. May your cherished memories get you through this sad time.
Arlene, so many memories of what a fun loving character Smitty was ,always had every one laughing, never knew what was coming next He is going to missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family
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