In memory of
Edward B. Smith Sr.
Edward B. Smith Sr. 1932 - 2016 SPRINGFIELD, IL- Edward B. Smith, 84, died at 9:23 p.m., Oct. 14, 2016, at the Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy, Ill. He was born March 8, 1932, in Springfield, to Robert M. and Vernice (Horrighs) Smith. He married Mariane Catalano in 1954, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 17, 2012. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, Cecilia Ann Tomlin; one infant sister, Ethel Louise Smith; and two brothers, Robert J. Smith and Anthony M. Smith. He is survived by three sons: Edward B. (Patty Gresta) Smith, Jr. of Springfield, Frank J. (Jayme) Smith of Denver, Colo., and Kenneth A. Smith of Bangkok, Thailand; four grandchildren: Cooper Smith of Colorado, Edward (Ashley) Smith III of Palmer, Corrine (Jeff) Gietl of Dawson, and Brandi (David) Workman of Springfield; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Edward was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. He retired as a machinist at GM&O after 32 years of service, and also retired from Illinois Department of Corrections as a security officer after 12 years of service. Visitation: 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield. Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield with the Rev. Braden Maher officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery where military honors will be conducted. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy, Ill. Share stories, pictures, Facebook and Twitter at: StaabFamily.com
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