Frederick Smith

WEST WARDSBORO - Frederick B. Smith, 91, died peacefully on Monday, October 11. Fred was born in New York City in May 1930. Son of Bowen Hunt Bancroft Smith and Sally Shonk Smith, he grew up in Llewellyn Park, West Orange, NJ.
While most successful in his work as a sales executive, as vice president of sales in numerous companies, he also found joy in the waters of Long Island Sound, NY, sailing or power boating. Fred most loved the beautiful home and farm he shared with his late wife Susan, in West Wardsboro. It was there he was a Wardsboro Selectboard member and chairman of the July 4th parade and street fair for many years - he was a tough act to follow so no one else would step up. He was also president of the oldest camera club in the US, in Brattleboro.
Fred will be greatly missed by his children, family, and the many dear friends who have been such an integral part of his excellent life for decades. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Susan Potter Smith. He is survived by his sister Suzanne Yeaw, sister Joan Haskell (Preston); brother J. P. Smith (Kaki) and brother Herbert Bronson Smith (Dean); his children, Mark Smith, Lisa Ruoff, Paige Beard (Jeff), Wendy Sutton (Jon),  and Curtis Smith (Suzy); his five grandchildren, Tyler (Katie), Evan, Danielle, Alexander, and  Andrei; and his great-grandson Braxton. He is also survived by his most dear friends John Hagearty and Elaine Gilman, and many others from the Wardsboro community.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 7, in the afternoon at the Willard Hill Cemetary in Harrisville, NH.  There will be a reception with food and drinks following at his cousins home, Foothill Farm, in Dublin, NH. Please email for RSVP time details and directions.
Memorial donations can be made to the Dublin Church by check, through the mail with Fred Smith on the memo line - the mailing address is Dublin Church, PO Box 308, Dublin, NH 03444 - or, top right of the home page.

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