Gary Smith passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015 after a short bout of pneumonia in Flagstaff, Arizona. He died peacefully surrounded by his family.
A memorial service is planned for 11AM on Sunday at the DoubleTree San Jose (2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, California, 95110). In order to allow us to reserve the appropriate facility, would you kindly indicate below the number of people in your party who may attend? Children are welcome and encouraged to come to support Casey. A separate room will be available for them.
We want this to be a celebration of Gary’s life. He wouldn’t want suits or formal clothing. Instead, please wear very CASUAL clothes plus add something ORANGE — his favorite color.
This is to be a celebration of Gary’s life. Gary would be bored if this was about how great he was, etc. Instead he’d want jokes, funny stories where he messed up, and other reminisces.
To provide a loving memorial for Casey and Gary’s granddaughters, Rachel and Shannon, Lori Kate and the family kindly request that you share your favorite stories and/or pictures to [email protected].
To contact Lori Kate, please use [email protected].
In lieu of flowers (Lori Kate, her mother and brother are allergic to many kinds) please consider making a donation in honor of Gary Smith to one of the following entities:
San Jose State Guardian – San Jose State University
Gary’s passion was advancing engineering.
A special Gary Smith Memorial Scholarship has been set up with San Jose State University. Guardian Scholars serves former foster and homeless youth attending San Jose State University and is a wonderful way for those who respect and admire Gary to celebrate his life. In addition DAC will enable the Gary Smith Memorial Scholarship students to attend our flagship industry event. To make a gift, please visit https://www.sjsu.edu/eop/programs/GS/Donate/index.html . Please note under “other purpose” the Gary Smith Memorial Fund.
Casey Smith College Fund
Casey is an engineer like his dad. He loves to tinker, code and build things.
To make a gift, please send a check payable to NEST Direct Plan, Acct # 756856299-01 (note section). It is a Nebraska Educational Savings Trust. Please send the check to
Gary Smith EDA
P.O. Box 2990
Santa Clara, CA 95055