HENRY | HANK | DAD | BOBBY
Hank Smith embodied the meaning of community. He had unique skills and experience and he used them, but he always felt and acted like he was a part of something bigger than himself. He had a curiosity, a passion, a determination, a vision. Hank imagined the way things could be and then he went to work to make them so.
Hank was born on November 4, 1943 in the Bronx where, as a young boy, he played endless hours of “stoop ball” and then moved on to baseball and into Queens with his parents, Irwin and Miriam Smith; sister, Harriet; and brother, Phil. Challenging himself and thinking outside of the box from the very start, he graduated early from high school. The Milwaukee Braves baseball franchise invited him to try out for one of their farm teams, but deciding he needed to take a more secure path, he went to college at RPI in Troy, NY.
DONATE IN HANK'S HONOR
Hank put his heart, energy, and expertise into projects, people, and the places where he lived. His most recent project is the Bridgewater Community Center, which fosters education, artistry, commerce, and health and wellness. One of its first exciting projects is the creation of a childcare center. In lieu of flowers or cards, we know Hank would love for you to contribute money to the center. *On the donation page, select "Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone".
Stories & Memories
Hank had a profound impact on the people and communities around him. Many have already reached out to us to share stories and memories and we love every one of them. Please share your stories and photos below.