Gerry and Natalie Smith had the following children:
Marion--Gerald T. Smith, 64, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at home unexpectedly of natural causes. He was the husband of Natalie A. (Lang) Smith and son of the late Holger G. and Virginia M. (Vokes) Smith
Born in New Bedford, he was a 1950 graduate of Fairhaven High School and a 1954 graduate of New Bedford Textile School. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Southeastern Massachusetts University.
Originally a boat-builder, he was a furniture builder by trade and a model builder by inclination. For many years, he worked as a foreman and he rose to the position of an assistant supervisor at Brownell Boat Works in Mattapoisett.
Later, he was a supervisor for the Department of Public Works in Marion. He was also a traffic manager for Gault Transportation. Since 1982, he had owned his own business called Smith Shops.
He was active in church, civic and fraternal organizations. He was involved in RYHA (Rochester Youth Hockey Association) for many years and was a den leader for the Marion Cub Scouts. He was a Past Master of the Pythagorean Lodge in Marion and a past president of Mektukquaamsett Improvement Association of Marion for many years.
A master of miniature, he was a well known builder and collector of model trains and boats. A feature article on his model building appeared in The Standard Times in April 1990. He also loved to cook. He was a member and a past trustee of the First Congregational Church in Rochester and a former member of the Hannah Shaw Chapter O.E.S. in Middleboro.
He lived in Mattapoisett until his marriage. He and his wife had been married for more than 35 years.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Matthew T. Smith of New Bedford and Christian E. Smith of Marion; a brother, Jordan G. Smith of Yarmouthport; a granddaughter; and several neices and nephews.
He was the father of the late Martin G. Smith and the brother of the late Herbert Smith.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church, Route 105, Rochester Center, with Rev. Alan Taylor officiating. Arrangements are by the Ashley Funeral Home, Middleboro.
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