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 Smith, Michael A.
Died: 12/19/2016
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Smith, Michael A.

Michael A. Smith, age 48 died peacefully Monday, December 19, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, Michael lived in Succasunna since 1974. Prior to that he lived in Lower Berkshire Valley.     

Son of Myron Charles and Rose Lanterman-Smith.  Michael worked as a gas station attendant at Bains Citgo Route 10 Succasunna for over 5 years, he enjoyed working as a roady for over 20 years with his two favorite bands – US Bandit and Rock Kandy.  He loved professional wrestling, the WWE & the WWF.  He was an avid sports fan, and he enjoyed walking all around town.  Michael was thankful to all those who helped and provided care for him, especially his nephew Ryan Reed.

Michael is pre-deceased by his father Myron C. Smith and his beloved Foster parents Francis & Marjorie Denner, Jr. with whom he lived with since the age of 2 years. He is survived by his mother Rose F. Lanterman of Bloomsbury, PA. and brothers John Smith of Canada, George Smith of Parsippany, Frank Smith of Utah and foster brother Francis H. Denner III of Cortez, CO. he is also survived by his four foster sisters Melinda Kemp and husband Bruce of Rockaway, NJ Robin Denner of Succasunna, NJ Susan Snyder and husband Richard of Mohrsville, PA. Christina Reed of Sussasunna, NJ and many nieces and nephews.    

Visitation will be held Friday December 23, 2016 from 6-7 p.m., Funeral services will follow immediately at the Smith-Taylor-Ruggiero Funeral Home One Baker Ave. Dover, N.J.   In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to: OHS Foundation 23 Pocono Rd. Suite 100 Denville, N.J. 07834  Online condolences to www.smithtaylorruggierofuneral   

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Very sad to hear that Michael passed away. Knew him from Rock Kandy where he worked for the road crew. He will be missed.
Sean Morrison
I am so sorry for your loss and I know there isn't much I can say to bring comfort. I can offer a thought that has brought me some comfort in times of loss and it is in the Bible where it says God "will swallow up death forever" and "wipe away the tears from all faces" by bringing about a time when we can see our loved ones again. How I do look forward to that. I hope that thought brings you some comfort. I will pray for peace and comfort for you and your family!
Mike was one of the most likeable guys you could ever meet. There wasn't a mean bone in his body. He had a way of dealing with that I would like to aspire to. I always saw him as courteous kind and for a guy his size, a gentle giant. He always seemed upbeat and full of life. He will remain in my heart as a hero right next to Dad. I feel bad that I couldn't be there with you Michael in your time of need. And I will always regret that. I've gotta say though I want to be like Mike. A more caring and compassionate person. Rest in peace Mike. Rest in peace.
Francis Denner. Skip
I am sorry for your lose and I hope you find comfort in reading Rev.21:3,4
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