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Roger W. Smith

July 29, 1938 December 2, 2018
Roger W. Smith
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Obituary for Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith, age 80, of Manhattan, died Sunday, December 2, at Spring Creek Nursing Home, Joliet. He is survived by one daughter Colleen Smith of Chicago, three sons John of Lockport, Timothy of Chicago and Thomas of Manhattan. Also survived by one sister Carole (Joseph – deceased) Durbin, one brother-in-law, Robert Riley Sr., sisters-in-law Madeline (Pete) Bird, Marilyn (Greg) Gustafson, Myrtle (John) Briggs and Maureen (Todd Sr.) Bennett. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceded in death by his parents Howard and Leta (Sampson) Smith, his beloved wife Marjorie nee Riley, two sisters-in-law Mary Lou Wickham and Mildred Flanagan, two brothers-in-law Thomas Riley Jr. and Joseph Durbin. Nieces and Nephews.
Roger retired from Caterpillar after 30 years of service as a machinist. He proudly served his country with the US Navy aboard the USS Pocono from 1957 to 1959. Roger loved his family very much and was fond of fishing.
Memorial Mass will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 19, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 235 West North St, Manhattan, IL. Visitation will be the same day at church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Memorials in Roger’s name to the charity of your choice would be most appreciated. Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, 507 S. State St., Manhattan, IL 60442, 815-478-3321, www.forsythegouldfh.com


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Saturday

19

Jan

10:00 AM 1/19/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

235 W. North St.
Manhattan, IL 60442

St. Joseph Catholic Church
235 W. North St. Manhattan 60442 IL
United States

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Saturday

19

Jan

11:00 AM 1/19/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1/19/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

235 W. North St.
Manhattan, IL 60442

St. Joseph Catholic Church
235 W. North St. Manhattan 60442 IL
United States
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