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John E. Smith

August 12, 1922 May 8, 2020
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John E. Smith, 97 of Pennington, NJ, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Capital Health in Hopewell. Born in Wilkinsburg, PA on August 12, 1922, he lived in Wilkinsburg, PA, Beaver, PA, Lawrenceville, NJ and lastly at Brandywine Senior Living in Pennington.
John was a veteran of World War II and served in the finance department of the United States Army. After the war, he was a journeyman plasterer working for his father's company in Wilkinsburg, PA and then as a foreman at Crucible Steel in Midland, PA. He was also a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Crestwood Realty in Beaver, PA. Upon retirement, he volunteered at Mercer Mart in Trenton, was a commissioner of the New Brunswick Presbytery and served on the board of the Manors at Lawrenceville condominium association.
John was a member of Ewing Presbyterian Church and served as an elder, trustee and deacon. He was a 32-degree mason of the Scottish Rite and a president of the Lion's Club both in Beaver, PA.
John is survived by his wife of 72 years, Joan H. Smith, his son J. Jay Smith and his husband Mark L. Williams of Trenton, and two nieces Deborah Scalise of Pittsburgh, PA and Cheryl (Douglas) Harris of Morristown, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ewing Presbyterian Church, 100 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628. Due to the pandemic, there will be no funeral service at this time. Cremation and funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington, NJ. Condolences are welcome at www.wilsonapple.com.

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