Jack Smith, 79 years of age, of West Hartford died peacefully on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center with his family by his side. Born in Hartford on July 2, 1930, he was the son of the late Leon and Sophie (Yalen) Smith. Jack was educated in Hartford at Hillyer College and majored in business. He was a proud US Army Veteran of the Korean War. Upon his return from service, he started his own business, Capitol City Credit Company, which he ran with his wife Olga for over 50 years. Jack especially enjoyed spending time with his loving wife, Olga (Sowalsky) Smith, his children Suzanne Sussman and her husband Marc of Simsbury, Paul Smith and his wife Denise of Farmington, and grandchildren Joshua and Matthew Sussman, and Zachary and Alexa Smith. He will also be dearly missed by his brother Harvey Smith of West Hartford, and many other wonderful relatives and friends. He was a very special, courageous and much-loved person who enjoyed life as it was. Jack will be remembered for his funny and sometimes silly jokes, always trying to make you laugh, forever sending his kids and grandkids articles and comics that would make them smile. He was always thinking about everyone else.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 20, 2009 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi James Rosen officiating. Interment will follow in Beth El Temple Cemetery, Avon. A memorial period will be observed at the home of his daughter, 15 Lucy Way, Simsbury, Friday following the funeral through Sunday evening. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave., West Hartford 06117. For further information, directions or to share memories of Jack with his family, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.