Frank James Smyth, 91, of Hazlet, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, New Jersey, surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Matilda Smyth and his dear brothers, Albert and George. Frank is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 66 years, Helen (Yurecko) Smyth, his loving sons, Robert M. Smyth of Clinton, New Jersey, Kevin P. Smyth and his wife, Mary Beth Witkowski-Smyth of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, and his cherished grandchildren, Christopher, Dylan, Timothy, and Elizabeth, along with his much-loved nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Frank will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.
Frank was born on October 12, 1926, and raised in Newark, New Jersey. On October 11, 1952, Frank and Helen, were married and began their life together in Hillside, New Jersey, before settling in Hazlet in 1957 where they raised their family and have resided for the last 61 years. Frank was employed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for over 40 years, rising through the ranks and retiring as Manager of the Holland Tunnel. Frank, while working full-time, received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Seton Hall University, and a Masters Degree in Planning and Management from NYU. Frank served for three and a half years on the original planning board, and was instrumental in the creation of the Master Plan for the township of Raritan before it became Hazlet Township. He was also a proud United States Navy Veteran, having served two separate enlistments during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was also active in the Boy Scouts of America and served as Scout Master and Assistant Scout Master for many years.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. In respect of Frank's wishes, he will be privately cremated. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday morning, September 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 165 Bethany Road, Holmdel, New Jersey 07730. Military honors will be offered directly following the conclusion of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations in loving memory of Frank to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org, would be greatly appreciated. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com.