James Ronald Smith
  • 86 years old
  • Date of birth:  March 28th, 1930
  • Place of birth:
    Palo Alto, California, United States
  • Date of passing:  June 3rd, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Santa Clara, California, United States
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, James Smith, 86, born on March 28th, 1930 and passed away on June 3rd, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Candle lit by  Sheila Knight  on June 7th, 2016

He was my dad. He was the one who brought joy to my childhood. He was easy going and kindhearted. He was an awesome grandfather to Hank Paxson who loved him dearly. I will miss him every day as I loved him very much. Until we meet again Daddy - we send you love. Sheila Knight

Candle lit by  April Trerice  on June 9th, 2016

I wish I would have had a chance to know my grandfather more, he looks like an amazing person and I will always wish I had been able to spend time with him. He will be missed- Much Love to my dear family!!!  April Trerice (Dans Daughter) <3

Candle lit by  Tia Simpson  on June 9th, 2016

I truly wish I had been given the opportunity to know my grandfather. There is a void that will never be filled and my heart aches knowing I've missed out on knowing a wonderful person.  My love and condolences goes out to the family I hope to meet someday.

Candle lit by  Nichole Fitzgerald  on June 9th, 2016

I wish i would of got the chance to meet my grandfather along with my father (dan).
I will always have a void knowing that neither me or my children didn't get a chance to meet amd spend time with him. But i hope thag changes for the rest of the family. R.i.h

Candle lit by  Tony Duncan  on June 10th, 2016

i will always remember his laugh with a huge smile.  he was a wonderful spirit.  i am a better person from having known him.  Uncle Jimmy, please give Nana and Gangy hugs and kisses from me.  i wish i could have been able to see you more than i did.  You were a truly amazing man.  Love and miss you dearly.  R.I.P.

Candle lit by  Jan Baunack  on June 13th, 2016

He was not only an Uncle but a Big Brother. I remember his favorite song in the 1950's " Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page. His favorite car was the 1955 "T Bird". When he came back from serving in the Army that was the car he wanted. I remember him and Uncle Dick taking me to Playland in San Francisco and went on the bumper cars. He was a very special person . I will always miss, love him.

Candle lit by  Hank Paxson  on June 25th, 2016

I love my Grandpa. Grandpa always made me feel special. I know he loved me. His laugh was infectious. He was a joker and always got me. I miss you grandpa. He was a good man, a great dad and even a better granpa. RIP we all love you. Hank

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