July 3, 1927 - August 3, 2013 Resided in South Windsor, CT
George Stephen Smith, 86, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Jean (Latvis) Smith, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 3, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY. He served in the US Navy during WWII. In addition to his wife, Jean, he is survived by his children and their spouses, Kevin and Linda Smith of Easthampton, MA, Karen and David Howell of Carthage, NC, Brian and Beth Smith of Ellington, Laura and Scott Gayton of Ellington, and Michael and Laura Smith of West Hartford. He also leaves his brother and sister-in-law David and Kaiko Smith of Escondido, CA; his grandchildren Allison Smith, Erin Bailey, Jeremy Smith, Jordan Rickard, Melody Smith, Alex Smith, Elena, Renee and Jonathan Gayton, and Owen Smith; his great-grandchildren Miles and Ella Bailey; his stepchildren Robyn and Ross Luginbuhl and Robert and Kristen Latvis and step-grandchildren Sarah and Hayden Luginbuhl, and Jordan, Cole and Jenna Latvis. He was predeceased by his first wife, Irene Smith; and his sisters Dorothy, Regina, and Eileen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30AM on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at St. Luke's Church, 141 Maple St., Ellington, CT with burial following in Ellington Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse & Health Services of CT, 8 Keynote Dr., Vernon, CT 06066 or the Indian Valley YMCA, 11 Pinney St., Ellington, CT 06029. Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, South Windsor has been entrusted with arrangements.