Frederick C.B. Smyth Jr., 57
Smyth Jr., 57, of
26 Friendship St. in Jamestown, died unexpectedly on June 4, 2010, surrounded by his loving daughter and family.
Born in Newport on Dec. 14, 1952, he was the son of the late Norma (Whaley) and Frederick C.B. Smyth Sr.
Fred was a 1971 graduate of Rogers High School and went on to receive a business degree from Johnson and Wales. He was a lifetime resident of Jamestown.
Fred was an avid boater and loved spending time on the water. He spent many years in the Bahamas as a U.S.C.G. captain and once he stepped landside, he opened a waterskiing school in Key Largo, Fla., named “Ski Largo,” during the 1970s. He returned to Jamestown in 1982, where he worked for the Jamestown Housing Authority for several years. Upon his return, he dedicated much of his time to his family and the restoration of his family home. Presently, Fred was employed by the state, working at the University of Rhode Island.
Fred leaves his daughter, Sarah Smyth, of Jamestown. He is also survived by his two sisters, Barbara Whitaker and her husband, Mel, of Jamestown, and Susan Smyth of Newport. He was the uncle of Melanie Whitaker, Kristin Gouveia and Megan Jones, and the great uncle of Kelsey Gouveia, Rileigh Gouveia, Aidan Jones and Ethan Jones. He leaves behind his special grand-dog, Nala, as well as several uncles and cousins.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 8, in St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Burial was in Cedar Cemetery, Jamestown.
Memorial donations may be made to the Robert Potter League For Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840 or to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, RI 02835.
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