John Smith

Obituary of John Smith

John William Smith


Age 92, a lifelong Joliet, IL resident, passed peacefully at his daughter's home Tuesday February 14, 2017. He was born January 19, 1925 to the late Mary (nee Ryan) and James F. Smith, he attended St. Patrick's Grade School and graduated from JTHS, class of 1943. Jack worked for 37 years at Ford Motor Co., Fred Emich Ford Dealership. Member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

Beloved husband of 62 years to the late Rita, (nee Cushing); loving father of Ronald (Sonia) Smith, Jae Rita (the late James) Biro, and Rick (Mary Ann) Smith; devoted grandfather of Kari (Adam) Schneider, Jason (Lisa) Smith, Jessica (Kale) Martin, Sean (Mary) Smith, Stefanie (Chris) Gruber, Scott (Courtney) Smith; proud great-grandfather of ten, and brother-in-law of Mary (Fred) Ross.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife in 2009; his parents; son-in-law, James "Jim", and brother, James F. Smith, Jr.

A special thank you to Joliet Area Community Hospice for their compassionate care of Jack.

Funeral services for Jack Smith will be held on Saturday February 18, 2017, 10 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.) Joliet to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, IL. Visitation Saturday morning from 8:30 am until 10 am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to Joliet Area Community Hospice. For further information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at