Irwin T. Smith

July 11, 1931 ~ November 27, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Irwin Smith Obituary

Irwin Taylor Smith (Jr) "Smitty", born in Douglas, Massachusetts on 11 July 1931 to Irwin Taylor (Sr) and Evelyn Smith (Aldrich) passed on November 27, 2023 at the age of 92 while at Advent Health, Tampa, FI. He was predeceased by his 1st wife of 46 years Barbara Louise Smith (Swenson). They together had six children that survive him (Karen of NC, Glenn of GA, Barry of SC, Todd of MA, Dixie of MA, and Ross of MA).

He was also predeceased by a second wife of 18 years, wife Joan (Churn). He has 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

   After graduating from Douglas High School he honorably served in the US Air Force as an Airframe Technician at the grade of SSgt. from 1949 to 1953.While assigned to Strategic Air Command, 320th Bomber Wing, March Air Force Base, CA, he and his air crew won the wing several outstanding awards.

After his military service he attended and graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. With a degree in drafting, he went to work for Riley-Stoker designing coil dust injected boilers. Later he worked for Hobbs Plastics (CT) as a Machine Designer then worked for American Standard Plumbing & Heating (CT) as Plant Engineer. Prior to his official retirement he was employed at Granutech (MA) as a Mechanical Draftsman.

   He served the Town of Douglas community as a member on the Planning Board, Assessor's Office, Selectman, and Chairman of the Finance Office.

   His interests were baseball and anything that mechanically posed a challenge to him. His smile and the twinkle in his eye is remembered by all who knew him.

   Irwin’s graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 11th at 11:30 in Evergreen Cemetery, 49 West St., Douglas.  There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Advent Health Hospital/Accent Hospice, 3100 E. Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL. 33613. Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St., are handling the arrangements.

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