Carl Nelson Smith
May 6, 1929 - December 22, 2020
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Carl Nelson Smith passed away in his sleep December 22, 2020 in his home, at the age of 91.  Carl was born on May 6, 1929 to the late James H. Smith and Irma M. Smith (Fischer) in the Town of Harrison.  He spent his first career working at the Institute of Paper Chemistry in…

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James W Smith left a message on December 28, 2020:
May God in Heaven Bless your soul, Uncle!
Janice Ann Smith left a message on December 28, 2020:
My Uncle Carl was the last of the three Smith brothers, all of whom were brilliant, complicated men, who loved life with a passion, and who left their mark on this world. I celebrate Uncle Carl's genius with paper research, his love of family and family heritage, his adventuresome spirit, the care he showed to his parents and his wife of 70 years, and the joy he took in his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. May you rest in peace, Uncle Carl.
Marilyn Smith and Richard Tazbaz left a message on December 28, 2020:
It’s a joy to see another Angel go to Heaven!
Susan (Smith) Manalli left a message on December 28, 2020:
My brother Carl was intelligent, ingenious, and, frankly, a bit of a curmudgeon at times. I think it must have been hard being the #3 son, following two older brothers who were recognized more. But he had the same set of skills as they did. He just employed them differently, Carl-style. But what I want the world to know most about my brother is his loyalty-- he was always there for our parents. He was "on call," and although it may have taken away from what Carl may have wanted to do, he always helped Mom and Pop. When Pop was alone and infirm, it was Carl and generous and loving Eileen who cared for him in their home. Carl never truly got the recognition he deserved from us siblings. The last visit I had with Carl I thanked him for what he had done for them. He shrugged and said, "You gotta do what you gotta do," Throughout his life he was there for his parents, his wife, his children, and grandchildren. His WOW room was open to all. May you have eternal peace, Carl, in God's WOW room. Love, #5, Susan
Jean Chew left a message on December 27, 2020:
Sympathy to you Eileen and family. Many happy and fond memories were shared through the Institute of Paper Chemistry especially our trip to Atlanta where you and Carl were the most gracious hosts.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Lisa Smith left a message on December 26, 2020:
Thinking of the Smith family at this time of grief. My thoughts are with Aunt Eileen and all their children.
Dora Lee Bryan left a message on December 26, 2020:
My brother Carl was very good to me. He would help me with my transportation to high school and back home. When he lived in Georgia I would visit them frequently. He showed me the sites of Savannah and we would eat at very nice restaurants. We had good times together. I’ve visited with family members quite often during the summer months and I always enjoyed chatting with him. Of course he was always very opinionated and that was my brother Carl. The last year or so I’ve been calling approximately once a week talking to him. And we’ve had some good chats. I will miss my brother! He called me his WIDDLE SWISTER. Rest in peace Carl, you are now with God. Amen.
Derek Smith left a message on December 26, 2020:
Rest in peace, uncle Carl.
Marlene Giardini left a message on December 25, 2020:
Rest in Peace Uncle Carl. My uncle Carl was an extraordinary person. Throughout my life I lived so far away from most of my family I never knew that much about them and in the thoughtlessness of youth I didn't give it much thought. Extended family were people I saw maybe once a year. Later, as a young married adult, even less than that. But the older I got the more I wanted to know about the family I came from. How amazing that one family member, uncle Carl, not only preserved and printed my grandfather's memoirs but also wrote stories from his own life that illuminated to me the family my mother grew up with. My heritage. Thank you Uncle Carl. Prayers for your soul and for those you have left here on earth.
Aaron Van Nuland and Family left a message on December 24, 2020:
Big hug and prayers to you and your family.
Linda left a message on December 24, 2020:
Dear Aunt Eileen, and all your children, i hold you and Uncle Carl in my thoughts and prayers.
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