John J. Smith

December 30, 2017
John J. Smith

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“Captain” John J. Smith, 91, of Williamsburg, passed away on December 30, 2017.

John was a World War II veteran, serving two years in the United States Navy on an LST, in the Pacific. After serving in the military he went on to work his way up to manager at the Brooklyn Union Gas Company. John loved playing a good game of golf.

John is preceded in death by his wife, Helene V. Smith and sister, Gertrude Allen. He is survived by his son, Michael Mele; daughter Helene Biondi; daughter-in-law, Betty Lum-Mele; son-in-law, Michael Biondi; brother, James Smith; grandchildren, Elisabeth Biondi, Matthew Michael Biondi, Matthew Ross Mele, and Jessica Hordge.

A memorial service will be held at St. Bede Catholic Church on January 20, 2018 at 12:00pm with interment following at the columbarium.


Saturday, January 20, 2018
12:00 PM

Saint Bede Catholic Church - Directions
3686 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • January 01, 2018
    Mr & Mrs Bob &Rosie Marshall says:
    Mr Smith was the best neighbor to me,friendly kind ,he told me he so enjoyed playing golf.I will miss seeing him. RIP Dear Mr Smith With Respect Mr & Mrs R Marshall.

  • January 02, 2018
    Mr and Mrs Bob Beckey says:
    Captain John will be sorely missed at the Five Forks Cafe Coffee Club. We really enjoyed his company.

  • January 03, 2018
    Karen Sublett lit a candle:
    Lit since January 3, 2018 at 1:07:04 AM

  • January 11, 2018
    Betty jo Terrell says:
    A fine gentleman that will be missed by all.

  • February 03, 2018
    Ronnie Kent says:
    Uncle John was kind hearted sweet man who was always warm and welcoming. He will be missed by his nieces and nephew.