John H. 'Jack' Smith

AUBURN — John H. “Jack” Smith, 73, of Auburn, passed away at his family home on Bluefield Road Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.

Jack was the son of the late Harvey and Kathleen Alger Smith. Born in Auburn on June 22, 1944, he attended Union Springs High School. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Jack owned and operated, “Dove Communications” at his home, where repaired satellites and radios. He loved operating his ham radio and was involved with ARRL (American Radio Relay League), The RACES Group, and ARES. He was also a member of VFW Post 1975 and The American Legion.

Jack is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kathleen Poppe Smith; his daughter, Katie Smith; his son, Adam Smith and his wife, Emily, of Syracuse; a sister, Annette (David) Parker, of Auburn; nieces, nephews, many friends, and extended family members.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Joanne Smith.

Friends are invited to call on the family from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at White Chapel Funeral Home, 197 South St., Auburn. A prayer service and military honors will be held at 2 p.m. following calling hours. Private burial will be in Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn.

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