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Paul E. Smith

October 27, 1924 – March 28, 2016

Paul E. Smith passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, March 28, 2016.

He was the son of the late Charles and Virginia Smith. Paul was a decorated veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific with the 206th port company. He worked as a Supervisor at General Motors for thirty-five years. Following his retirement from GM, Paul continued to work as an assistant funeral director for Spicer-Mullikin for more than twenty years.

He was a 32 degree Mason with the Armstrong Lodge. Paul lived for his wife and children. They were the center of his life and what he enjoyed most.

He leaves behind the “Love of His Life” wife, Jeannette Smith; 8 children, Joann, Paula, Jackie, Ron, Patrick, Paul, Rick and Scott; brother, Robert Smith; sister, Betty Warner; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Veterans Affairs Hospital, 1601 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19805 or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 248 E. Chestnut Hill Rd., Ste 4, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. David Longo, March 30, 2016

    Deepest sympathies to the Smith family. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Paul for many years. His was a life well lived!

  2. John Ruhl, March 30, 2016

    So sorry for your loss ….

  3. Cindy Jaros, March 30, 2016

    Joann and family, my heart goes out to all of you at this time. Our condolences to all and Joann know that you are loved.

  4. Jackie (Rhoads) Mooney, March 30, 2016

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with your family thru this trying time

  5. Hunter Reed, March 30, 2016

    Our family sends your family prayers – What a great man!

  6. Lisa Drozdowski (Hansen), March 30, 2016

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for each of you.

  7. Carol (Kemp) Roberts, March 30, 2016

    Joann, so sorry for your loss.

  8. Nancy smith, March 30, 2016

    What a full life and what a great family! God bless you all!

  9. GAYLE Brown Kesselman, March 31, 2016

    I express my regrets and great sorrow for the loss of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. I wish you all the ability to transition from sorrow to joy for the great times you had together. He will always be with you, in your memories and your heart. His grandchildren and great grandchildren will carry him on when they hear the stories of what a great man he was. My kind regards to the family and my greatest sympathy. Gayle

  10. Micky Johnson, March 31, 2016

    My condolences to the Smith family. I remember your Dad working at GM with my Dad for all those years and what a nice guy he was! Thinking of you guys!

  11. Tony Alberta, April 3, 2016

    My condolences to the Smith family. Paul was a hard worker and a devoted family man. He will be missed by all.

  12. John and Dorothy Petrucci, April 3, 2016

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of a good and long time friend. Paul will truly be missed

  13. Brian Edwards, April 3, 2016

    I’m so sorry for your loss Paul and my father were good friends they loved cievairs. Brian Edwards

  14. Winifred L Vadala ( Jinx ), April 4, 2016

    Jeannette and Family , Bobby & Betty,
    My thoughts and Prayers are with you.
    Jinx Vadala

  15. DAVID S CAUFFMAN P.P., April 4, 2016


  16. Mr and Mrs Robert Harrington, April 5, 2016

    Sorry for your loss.He was a nice man and had a long and wonderful life.

  17. Ann Connor, April 5, 2016

    Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, looking back on the wonderful memories will help comfort you tomorrow. He was a wonderful man, and I am honored to have gotten the chance to meet him. I found him to be witty and charming. May God bless you and your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    With love,
    Ann, Jessica (known as the “redhead”), Christopher, and Jake Connor
    Mary & JB Shriner

  18. Bob Jones, April 5, 2016

    My condolences to the Smith family.


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