Bruce B. Smith entered into eternal rest with the Lord on January 10, 2022 at the age of 79.
Bruce was born in Mineola, NY on December 18, 1942 to Florence and George Smith. Raised in New Hyde Park, Bruce was in the first graduating class of Herricks High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from CW Post and master’s degree from NYU. Bruce was a driven and highly respected Professional Engineer who worked in the Nassau County Department of Health for over 30 years.
At the center of Bruce’s life was his family. Bruce is lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years Katherine A. Smith and his five children. He was a devoted father to William K. Smith (deceased), John R. Smith, Robert P. Smith, Colleen A. Kershaw and Kathleen M. Smith. Bruce was the proud grandfather of twelve grandchildren; Victoria Smith, Jessica Smith, Nicholas Smith, James Smith, Haley Smith, Wendy Smith, Chiara Smith, Sean Bonge, Nathan Kershaw, Sienna Kershaw, Averie Smith and Karah Smith and a beloved father-in-law to Winden Rose, Joseph Kershaw and Jennifer Smith.
Bruce was a very special person, gentle and kind with a heart of gold. He was thoughtful, generous and inspiring. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all those who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.