Alexander M. Smith (Smitty), 90, of Ludlow, died peacefully Sunday, January 4, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Portland, OR, March 10, 1924, he was the son of the late David and Frances Borntraeger Smith. He was educated in Portland, OR schools.
Alexander proudly served his country during WWII as a Machinists Mate in the U.S. Navy. During his Navy service he served his Tool and Die Making apprenticeship. Upon his discharge he was presented with a certificate by the Commonwealth for his training in the tool and die field. He had the distinct honor of receiving the first certificate issued by the National Tool and Die Making Manufacturers Association.
Alexander married the former Roberta Fuller on November 24, 1946, sharing over 68 years together. He was a faithful member of First Church in Ludlow. He enjoyed fishing, wood working and tending his yard. His greatest joy by far was time spent with his family.
In addition to his beloved wife Roberta, Alexander is survived by his children David F. Smith and his wife Jessica of Costa Mesa, CA; Scott A. Smith and his wife Susie; Pamela Borkowski and her husband David; and Robin Robitaille and her husband Steven all of Ludlow. He also leaves the pride and joy of his life, his 6 grandchildren Daniel and Matthew Borkowski; Carrie Minie and her husband Christopher, Taylor Robitaille , Alexander and Nicole Smith.
Family and friends are invited to gather for a Funeral Service with full Military Honors on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 11:30 AM at First Church, Center St. Ludlow, MA.
Burial in Island Pond Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family