March 31, 1948 - May 25, 2021
Dennis Smith of Leonardo, died Monday, May 24, 2021 at Anchor Care of Hazlet, NJ after a long illness. Dennis was born on March 31, 1948 in NYC and raised in NJ. He attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, and graduated St Leo’s college in FL, with a BA in Social Work. Early in his career, he changed paths to the financial sector and found himself traveling the world...from places like Tokyo, Hong Kong, Guatemala and Australia, to Boston, Philadelphia and California, ending up right back in NJ. He was a Trader for Paine Weber on the NY Stock exchange, and ran the Foreign Currency Exchange in the Philadelphia Stock market for Merrill Lynch. Later in life, Dennis founded the Native One Financial company which focused on Native American Infrastructure, a passion that was deeply close to his heart. Dennis loved spending time with his family! Other than his beloved wife Kathleen and his children, his grandchildren were his pride and joy. They spent may precious moments on their ‘Bop’s’ lap or upon his strong shoulders...many weekend breakfasts out chasing ‘red nose’ deer crossings…so many wonderful times and memories!! Dennis is predeceased by his parents, Ruth (Mason) Smith and Norton and Joan (Wooby) Smith and his daughter Eryn Smith. He is survived by his loving wife: Kathleen (Pennell) Smith, his children and step-children, Shaun, Brian, Rachel, Keith and Jennifer and his beloved grandchildren, Ryder, Brody, Emily, Jasper, and Jeremy. One of 14 siblings, he leaves behind Daniel, Robert, Patrick, Suzanne, Arthur, Abby, Kenneth, Debbie, Casey, Gerianne, Christine, Matthew, and Mary, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and so many friends who loved him! The family will be holding a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations, in Dennis’s honor, to any stroke foundation or cancer charity would be greatly appreciated.
Dennis Smith of Leonardo, died Monday, May 24, 2021 at Anchor Care of Hazlet, NJ after a long illness. Dennis was born on March 31, 1948 in NYC and raised in NJ. He attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, and graduated St Leo’s... View Obituary & Service Information
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