William Frederick "Fred" Smith, also known as "Smitty", 80, of Vineland, passed away at home surrounded by his family on August 10, 2017. Fred was born in Philadelphia to the late William C. and Anna (Alsis) Smith on October 4th 1936. He attended St. Andrews High School where he was known by his Philadelphia buddies as "the mayor of Vineland". Fred served in the U.S. Army from February 1960 to March 1962 when he was honorably discharged. He then worked 33 years for City of Vineland Electric Utility.
Fred is survived by his wife of 59 years Lucille (Milanesi) Smith; two sons, Rick Smith and Michael and daughter in law Carrie Smith; three grandchildren, Emily Smith, Eric Smith and Brittney Brown; his great-grandson Gage DiNiglio; sisters, Sue Flores (Ruben) and Donna Barnett (Pete); sister in law Denise Kaganzev; his wonderful caregiver Marie Ulbrich and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
A church visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:15am to 11:15am followed by a funeral mass at 11:30 am from Christ The Good Shepherd Parish - Church Of Sacred Heart, 1010 East Landis Avenue, Vineland. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Vineland.
ARRANGEMENTS are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360
Donations in memory of Fred may be made to:
Holy Redeemer HomeCare, 160 E. Ninth Avenue, Suite B, P.O. Box 250, Runnemede, NJ 08078
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
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