Herman J. Smith


Herman J. Smith, of Warwick, and formerly of Oakland, NJ, passed away on August 21, 2017 at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, Newburgh.  He was 85 years old.

Born on January 15, 1932 in Passaic, NJ, he was the son of the late Herman and Jennie (Saldutti) Smith.

He was married for 53 years to the late Kathleen P. (Hone) Smith. 

He served with the US Air Force as Crew Chief during the Korean War.

Before retiring, Herman was a Project Manager with Lam Development, Kinnelon, NJ.   He was a collector of antique furnishings, art and firearms.

Herman loved landscaping and his gardens and working with his hands.  He was proud of his property and his participation in the Warwick Garden Tour.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Orange &Sullivan Counties and the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence for their loving care of Herman.

He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Ackerly of Warwick; his son, Larry Smith of Winter Park, FL;  his daughter, Cindy Smith of Vernon, NJ;  three grandchildren:  Ryan Krieger, Graham Ackerly and Erin Ackerly;  a sister, Carol Dabak of CA;  a brother, Leroy Smith of Greenwood Lake; and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister, Bernice Mathies.

Visitation will be on Thursday, August 24th, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.  Funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Friday at the funeral home, followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be sent to wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS  66675-8517.

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