Fosdick J. ‘Smitty’ Smith
Fosdick Jarvis "Smitty" Smith, 96, passed away peacefully at his home at Ledgewood Bay at Milford on May 19, 2016.
Born in Jamaica, NY, on December 19, 1919, he lived his younger years on Long Island, NY, before moving to Amherst, New Hampshire, in 1937.
He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Grace M. (Harding) Smith, in 2013.
Smitty graduated 3rd in his class of 21 as Midshipman from Kings Point Academy, Kings Point, NY in 1944 and served in the United States Merchant Marines during WWII. After returning from the war, Smitty worked for many years as a Finishing Foreman at Waumbec Mills in Manchester, NH; and later worked for Ryder Concrete of Milford, NH and Quest Diagnostics in Melbourne, FL.
After many happy retirement years in Florida, Smitty and Grace returned to New Hampshire in 2010 to be closer to family.
Smitty is survived by his sister, Caroline Tuttle of Quakertown, PA; his four children, Ronald H. Smith and his wife, Margaret of Micco, FL; Janet L. Caswell and her husband Timothy of Greenfield, NH; Kristen E. Smith of Wilton, NH, and Melanie Bock and her husband Clive of Vero Beach, FL; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: There will be no calling hours. A private graveside memorial service to commemorate the lives of Smitty and Grace will be held June 18, 2016 at Meadowview Cemetery in Amherst, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Employee Fund at Ledgewood Bay at Milford, 43 Ledgewood Drive, Milford, NH 03055, the Amherst Library, 14 Main Steet, Amherst, NH 03031 or the Amherst Lions Club, P.O. Box 1105, Amherst, NH 03031. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium.