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DONALD Jack SMITH, age 85, of Batavia, passed away following a long illness, Saturday, November 15, 2014. He was born March 11, 1929 in Detroit, MI, the son of Charles William and Emma Margaret (Cooper) Smith. Jack was a proud graduate of South Division High School in Milwaukee, WI. He went on to attend Marquette University before enlisting in the United States Air Force. He proudly serviced his country during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Reckinger on September 25, 1965 and has enjoyed over 49 years of love and memories. An avid golfer, he never missed a chance to play and even worked as a course superintendent for several area golf courses including his favorite, Calumet Country Club. Jack was a number one fan of dry martini’s and the times he spent with family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife Mary Jane Smith; Two sisters: Martha (Raymond) Hamilton and Beverly (Dean) Brainard and close family of friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Kay Raymaker. Private family services have already been held. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes any donations be made directly to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 22718Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Tributes may also be forwarded to the web at www.conleycare.com.
Private family services have already been held.