In memory of
Wilton J. (Jerry) Smith Jr.
In memory of
Wilton J. (Jerry) Smith Jr.
Wilton J. Smith, Jr. (Jerry) Carmel Valley - Wilton J. Smith Jr. (Jerry) passed away on April 24th, 2021. He and his wife Linda, were residents of Carmel Valley for 10 years after moving from Annapolis, Maryland. Jerry was a graduate of the Salinas High School class of 1959, United States Naval Academy class of 1963, Naval Postgraduate School and was a helicopter pilot during the Viet Nam War. He graduated from George Washington University with a law degree and practiced International Aviation Law until moving back to California. He spent many wonderful years sailing the Chesapeake Bay. His great knowledge of history illuminated many places he anchored. One of his favorite cruises was on the Pride of Baltimore, a clipper designed in the 1800s, sailing to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After retirement from the FAA, he and his wife continued sailing the eastern seaboard, including Key West, on their catamaran. His favorite boat, Growler, an 18 ' catboat, is inscribed on a plaque in El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove near a Monterey Cypress where he will be inurned. Jerry's son Gordon lives in Durham, England with his wife Ann and son Eli Alexander Smith. He was predeceased by his daughter, Larkin Margaret.
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In memory of
Wilton J. (Jerry) Smith Jr.
Wilton J. Smith, Jr. (Jerry) Carmel Valley - Wilton J. Smith Jr. (Jerry) passed away on April 24th, 2021. He and his wife Linda, were residents of Carmel Valley for 10 years after moving from Annapolis, Maryland. Jerry was a graduate of the Salinas High School class of 1959, United States Naval Academy class of 1963, Naval Postgraduate School and was a helicopter pilot during the Viet Nam War. He graduated from George Washington University with a law degree and practiced International Aviation Law until moving back to California. He spent many wonderful years sailing the Chesapeake Bay. His great knowledge of history illuminated many places he anchored. One of his favorite cruises was on the Pride of Baltimore, a clipper designed in the 1800s, sailing to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After retirement from the FAA, he and his wife continued sailing the eastern seaboard, including Key West, on their catamaran. His favorite boat, Growler, an 18 ' catboat, is inscribed on a plaque in El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove near a Monterey Cypress where he will be inurned. Jerry's son Gordon lives in Durham, England with his wife Ann and son Eli Alexander Smith. He was predeceased by his daughter, Larkin Margaret.
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