In Memoriam     Home

JOHN SMITH III, 1946-2006

John Smith III passed away on October 5, 2006. He was 60 years of age and living in Mullica Hill, NJ.

John worked for most of his life as an elevator mechanic through the Local 5 Union in Phila., PA. He was also a member of the VFW Post #3324 in Runnemede and the Stetser LaMartine American Legion Post #281.

After high school, John married Elaine Priest, from the Class of 1964. They had one son, John Smith IV. John and Elaine divorced and both remarried. John married Janice Alcorn.

John leaves behind five children: John L., IV, Matthew S., Bradley S., Robin L. and Christy L., his sister: Susan Bada (John), his brother: Steven Smith (Janice), a granddaughter: Amanda R. Smith, and several nieces and nephews.

A viewing was held on Wednesday morning, October 11, 2006, from 9:00-11:00 am at the Gardner Funeral Home, 126 S. Black Horse Pike, Runnemede, NJ. A funeral service followed the viewing. Burial was in Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

Donations in John's memory may be made to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, 34th & Civic Center Blvd., Phila., PA 19104, or to Heartland Hospice, Sherwood Professional Bldg., 800 Jessup Rd., Suite 808, Thorofare, NJ 08086.

Expressions of sympathy may be emailed to the family through

In Memoriam     Home

If you have some pictures that you can share with the class,
please email them to Arlene Hofmann Furfero