December 31, 1942 - January 16, 2019
Albert G. Smith, “Al” of Audubon Park, NJ, 76, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Al was born on December 31, 1942 in Camden, NJ. Beloved son of the late Elsie and William Kane. Devoted husband of Betty Jean (nee Keyek). Loving father of daughter, Cathy and son, Mike. Beloved nephew of the late Ervin Kane. Dear brother-in-law of Bernie Keyek, Jean Keyek, and Pat and Greg Rogalski. Also survived by many loved nieces and nephews. Al served in the Air Force at Travis Air Force Base in California from 1962-1966.
Al was a member and volunteer at the Chesapeake Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society. since 1993, joining the board of directors as membership chairman in 2011. He spent many years volunteering for the Chesapeake Chapter Lighthouse Challenge. He was also a member and volunteer with the New Jersey Lighthouse Society where he helped with the New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge. He volunteered at Sandy Hook as a tour guide for the lighthouse. He visited and helped on the restoration of several lighthouses.
Al was a member and former Assistant Chief of the Audubon Park Volunteer Fire Company and past member of the Audubon Park Board of Trustees.
Al volunteered for the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey as a gift wrapper extraordinaire. Once a month, he met his fellow PSE&G retirees at a local diner.
Al enjoyed hot air ballooning with his daughter, Cathy; camping with his family, especially in Shenandoah Valley National Park in Virginia and Acadia National Park in Maine; and visiting lighthouses with many friends and members of the different Lighthouse Societies.
There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, January 26th from Noon to 4PM at the Audubon Park Fire Hall, 18 Road C, Audubon Park, NJ 08106. Preciously at Noon, Audubon Park Fire Company will take Al on his last ride around time followed by the last call. Afterwards, the memorial will move into the fire hall where the memorial service will be held followed by a luncheon.
In Lieu of flowers, the family is asking that a donation be made to one of the following groups:
The Glioblastoma Foundation
Chesapeake Chapter U.S.L.H.S.
Audubon Park Fire Company
Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey