Salem, NH — Jonathan Smith, 79, of Salem, N.H., died Monday at Parkland Medical Center, Derry, N.H. He was born in Alma, Ark., grew up and attended schools in Mountainburg, Ark. He was a resident of Salem for the past 48 years, formerly of Pelham, N.H. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Smith was a retired systems engineer for Lucent Technologies in North Andover, Mass. He was a very active member of the Tenney Methodist Church in Salem. He was a former tutor for the Lahey School in Lawrence, Mass., for many years. He was a volunteer for the Salem and Lawrence Historical Society, the Kelley Library in Salem, and the Salem, NH Food Bank. He was predeceased by his wife, Marianne B. (Will) Smith. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara and her husband, Jeffrey Buchert, of Shrewsbury, Mass.; son, Wally and his wife, Susan Smith, of Chester, N.H.; brother, Silver Smith of California; sister, Maxine Smith of Colorado; grandchildren, Janelle, Devan, Arianna, William, Jeffrey Jr., and Samantha; great-grandchildren, Daija, Myniah, Lukas “Isaiah,” and Lenix and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be Friday, Sept. 13, from 4-7 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, N.H. Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, N.H. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.