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Eric C. Smith

January 13, 1949 July 25, 2021
Eric C. Smith
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Eric C. Smith, age 72, a 43 year resident of River Forest passed away on July 25, 2021 in Chicago. Eric was born in Chicago on January 13, 1949 to the late Merwyn Francis and Josephine Rose nee Magro Smith. He graduated from Our Lady Help of Christian’s parochial school. He attended St. Patrick High School and upon moving to Elmwood Park graduated from Elmwood Park High School. He also attended Triton College in River Grove. Eric had a long career with the United States Postal Service and also served as an executive with the NALC Branch 825. Family, playing guitar, building model cars and carpentry were his hobbies and passion. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty, his daughter Molly (George) Lane of Oak Park, IL, his son Charlie (Shanel Jackson) Smith of River Forest, he was the beloved grandpa ‘Peepop’ to Sean, Jack and Shannon Lane all of River Forest. He is also survived by his sister Christie (John) Sergo of Oak Park. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Audrey and his dear brother David (Adeline) Smith. Other survivors include many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Thursday July 29 from 9:30 a.m. until time of mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke Church, 7600 Lake St., River Forest. Private interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org) are appreciated.

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Visitation

Thursday

29

Jul

9:30 AM 7/29/2021 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 7/29/2021 10:30:00 AM
St. Luke Church

7600 Lake St.
River Forest, IL 60305

St. Luke Church
7600 Lake St. River Forest 60305 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Thursday

29

Jul

10:30 AM 7/29/2021 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 7/29/2021 11:30:00 AM
St. Luke Church

7600 Lake St.
River Forest, IL 60305

St. Luke Church
7600 Lake St. River Forest 60305 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

PO Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
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