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Gary J. Smith

February 11, 1941 - May 13, 2023

Gary J. Smith, 82, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Trenton, NJ, he was a lifelong area resident. Gary graduated from Hamilton High School West. He was an honorably discharged US Air Force Veteran who spent time stationed in Germany. He was patriotic and was very proud to be an American.

He was employed with Sears Roebuck & Co. and retired after more than 25 years of service. After retiring he went on to work with his son Ken at their family-owned contracting business, Ken-Gary Improvements, always treating their customers like family. He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed camping, family vacations, boating, fishing, crabbing, and reading. Sundays were always spent with his family. He enjoyed visits to thrift stores and flea marketing. In addition to his family, Gary loved animals and instilled in his children the importance of a good education and hard work. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be missed by those who had the honor of knowing him.

Predeceased by his parents, John Asa and Alice (Liebl) Smith; cousin, Paul Nagy; and his son, Ken Gary Smith; he is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Delores A. (Jorgenson) Smith; daughter, Kimberly (Joe) Paretti; daughter-in-law, Sheri Lynn Davison Smith; grandchildren, Joey, Nicole and Dominic; loving brother, Andrew ( Linda) Smith; step-sisters, Barbara Allen and Phyllis Peters; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of the service at the Yardville Memorial Home.

Interment will follow in Crosswicks Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA, Habitat for Humanity or Dementia Society of America.


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