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August 20, 2013 > Obituary: Louis Edward Smith

Obituary: Louis Edward Smith

August 23, 1931 - August 13, 2013

Louis Edward Smith entered peacefully into rest August 13, 2013 at Washington Hospital, Fremont, CA. Born August 23, 1931 to Louis D. and Gwendolyn V. Smith, he was 81 years old. Lou enjoyed gardening, floral designing, traveling, dancing, playing cards, cooking and baking where he made over 100,000 cookies for the annual Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels Holiday Remembrance Service. Most of all he loved entertaining family and friends.

Lou, along with his family have been the proud owners of Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels since 1976. A long time member of the Rotary Club of Fremont, Fremont Elks, SIRS, St. Joseph Men's Club, Olive Hyde Art Gallery, MSJ Chamber of Commerce, Portuguese Fraternal Society of America, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Brotherhood of St. Anthony's, and Native Sons of Golden West. He also served as a board member of the Fremont Symphony Orchestra and was President and board member of the Committee for the Restoration of Mission San Jose where he created and chaired the three Mission Possibles which helped to save the Mission San Jose museum.

Loving husband of 55 years to Marie D. Smith. Beloved father of Dan J. Smith and his wife Linda, Kevin E. Smith and his wife Kelly and Rodney L. Smith and his wife Angela. Devoted grandfather of Aric Reid, Sean Van Steyn, Jacqueline Hirt, Ian, Sam, Harrisen, Joshua, Alexandria, Griffin and Faith Smith. Great grandfather of Dreyk, Cassidhe and Amber Reid.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA followed by a 4:00 p.m. Mass of Resurrection held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 43148 Mission Blvd, Fremont. He will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont.

Donations may be made in Lou's memory to St. Vincent De Paul at your local Catholic church, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817, Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539, Sisters of the Holy Family, 159 Washington Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 or the charity of the donors choice that helps the less fortunate or those in need.

Forever in our hearts!

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