Earl S. Smith
Earl S. Smith, 90 years old, survived by sister, Margaret Schwane; brother-in-law, Jack Shwane of Glendale, sister-in-law, Lois Smith of Green Valley Arizona, also many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Smith was born in Holtville, California attended Glendale schools and graduated from Hoover High School. Shortly after graduation he joined the U.S. Navy on December 7th, 1941. He was stationed on the U.S. Vestal, a repair ship tied upto the U.S. Arizona and witnessed the bombing.
He was widowed in 1985 and retired in 1986 but still did testing of rocket engines, torpedoes, and propulsion systems for the navy.
He lived in Sunland, California for 30 years, he then moved to a retirement home, the Hollenbeck palms in boyle heights, California where he enjoyed an active life for five years.