Sunday, March 3, 2013
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William L. Smith Sr., 91, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Westchester, Ill., and Green Lake, Wis., passed on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Devoted husband of 64 years of (late) Betty J. (Lauth) and proud father of William L. Smith Jr. (Gwenn), Robert S. Smith (Kathryn) and James J. Smith (Stephanie). Grandfather of Justin, Leslie, Lindsay, Alexander, Barton, Bradley, James, Steve and Jon. Great-grandfather of 10. Dear brother of (late) Robert (Dolly) and (late) John (Dorothy). Fond uncle and friend of many. Graduate of Proviso East. Veteran of the Marine Corps, having fought at Guadalcanal and Eniwetok. Maywood fireman, co-founder of School Health Supply Co., 33rd degree Mason, founding president of the Addison Rotary Club. He will be remembered for always taking an interest in others and an uncanny knack for connecting with people of any age or walk of life. Arrangements are pending.