William "Bill" Henry Smith
Date of birth: September 10 1938
Date of death: December 1 2018
William H. Smith died at his home in Portland, Oregon at the age of 80. He was born on September 10, 1938 in York, Pennsylvania to father William Treible Smith and mother Susan Josephine Bisker. He earned a Bachelors degree from Millersville University then started his career as a High School Latin and English teacher. Bill had a long career working in the non-profit sector. He worked for more than thirty years for the American Lung Association in Colorado, New York, Idaho and Oregon. Bill later returned to Education as a Program Coordinator of the SUN School Program at James John Elementary school in Portland.
Bill is survived by his partner of 18 years Michael Finch; sister Charlotte O’Connor of Birmingham AL; his four children, Greg Smith of Boise ID, Jeff Smith of Emmett ID, Jennifer Gross of Portland OR, and Elizabeth Koehl of Knoxville TN; Grandchildren Brian & Jessica Smith, Maddie & Daniel Smith and Brandon, Mia and Mathew Koehl.
Bill had a passion for travel, and together with Michael took extended trips to Greece, Crete, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Holland, Hungry, and England. Closer to home they enjoyed Miami, the Oregon Coast, Savanah GA, Alaska & San Diego.
Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday January 5, 2019 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church 2408 SE 16th Ave Portland OR.
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Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by Greg Smith Pax Aeterna, Eternal Peace
Candle lit by Jennifer Rest in Peace
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