Edward T. Smith

January 10, 2024

Edward Smith Obituary

Edward T. Smith "Ed" “Eddie” “Mr. Ed” “Big Ed” “Edward The King” “Poppy”, age 80, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on January 10, 2024. He was born in 1943, in Philadelphia, PA to Margaret “Maggie” and Edward Smith.  Ed was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother.

Ed graduated from Bishop Neumann Class of 1961.  Ed had a successful career in Telecommunications, working for Lucent Technologies as National Account Sales Manager until his retirement in 2021. 

Ed is survived by his loving spouse, Barbara Smith, and his three children: Karen “Liz” Carey (Soul), Edward “Eddie” Smith (Mary), and Step-daughter, Lisa Kiser. He was a cherished grandfather to Nichole Chambers (Bryan), Patti Wright (Walt), Bronte Smith, Lizzie Smith, Alex Smith, Kent Kiser and great-grandfather to Chase Wright and Cruise Wright. Ed also leaves behind his brother Ronald Smith, fondly known as "Ducky," and his wife Theresa. He will be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his special friends Mark, Ann, Ginny and Jim. 

Please join us in celebrating the life of Ed T. Smith and remembering the fun and laughter Ed brought into our lives.  A memorial service to honor Ed's life will be held at Our Lady of Hope Parish, located at 701 Little Gloucester Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012 on Saturday, January 20th at 10:30 am. 

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to John Shapiro Superheroes Foundation at

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Memorial Service
January 20, 2024

10:30 AM


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