In Memory

Peter Smith - Class Of 1948

Washington 1948 Peter Smith

June 14, 1930 - July 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE - Peter Smith, 86, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in Fort Wayne. Born in South Bend, Indiana, Peter was the son of the late Peter and Ethel Smith. He graduated from South Bend Washington High School and earned his bachelors degree from South Bend College of Commerce Business School. Peter was a Korean War Army veteran. He worked with Prudential Insurance Company for 26 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Fort Wayne Duplicate Bridge Club, Elks, American Legion Post 47, Past Member of Fort Wayne Life Underwriters, Fort Wayne CLU Chapter and Fort Wayne CPCU Chapter. Peter also served as past president of South Bend Underwriters Association and the Georgetown Little League. He enjoyed golfing, reading, traveling, bridge and spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Joan Smith of Fort Wayne; children Patricia (Chris) Carver of Amboy, Michael (Cammy) Smith of Fort Wayne, Pete (Tami) Smith of Leo, Christopher (Sherri) Smith of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Matt, Elizabeth, Tim, Ryan, Andrew, Joey, Jacob, Kinsey, Luke, Kolby, Tyler, Nolan; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold (Pat) Smith of South Bend, and Floyd (Irene) Smith of Granger. Peter was preceded in death by his grandchildren Sarah and Alexander Smith. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am, July 26, 2016 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with calling one hour prior, Fr. Polycarp Fernando officiating. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road Monday, July 25, 2016, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm with a vigil service at 4:00 pm. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Riley Children's Hospital. To sign the online guest book, go to - See more at: