George Edward Smith ’42 died on September 6, 2007, in York.
George Edward Smith ’42 died on September 6, 2007, in York. Born on July 2, 1937, in Woburn, Mass., he prepared for collegeatWoburnHighSchoolandbecame a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in January of 1943 as a member of the Class of 1942, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, attaining the rank of lieutenant junior grade. He held a number of positions after the war in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including plant manager with Indian Head Mills in Nashua, N.H., vice president and general manager with Great Falls Bleachery and Dye Works in Somersworth, N.H., and assistant to the president with the Clemtex Division of the Allied Kid Company in Boston. He was also vice president and general manager with the Allied Research Development Company in Boston and sales engineer with the K.J. Quinn Company in Malden, Mass. From 1975 until his retirement in 1985, he was director of the Portsmouth Port Authority in New Hampshire. He and his wife “adopted” many foreign children who were studying at the University of New Hampshire through the years. From 1968 to 1972, he was chairman of the board of deacons at the Community Church in Durham, N.H. He was married in 1943 to Ruth Schmidt, who survives him, as do two sons, George E. Smith of Fairfield, Calif., and Jeffrey L. Smith of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Deborah A. Tetherly of Wolfeboro, N.H., and Cynthia J. Tischendort of York; five grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth Smith of Puerto Rico and Conrad Smith of Woburn, Mass.; and two sisters, Martha Smith of Kennebunk and Nancy DeRosa of Cape Neddick.